robe

noun
\ ˈrōb How to pronounce robe (audio) \

Definition of robe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a long flowing outer garment especially : one used for ceremonial occasions or as a symbol of office or profession
b : a loose garment (such as a bathrobe) for informal wear especially at home
2 : covering, mantle peaks on the axis of the range in their robes of snow and light— John Muir
3 : a covering of pelts or fabric for the lower body used while driving or at outdoor events

robe

verb
robed; robing

Definition of robe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to clothe or cover with or as if with a robe

intransitive verb

1 : to put on a robe
2 : dress

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Examples of robe in a Sentence

Noun The priest wore a purple robe. with the coming of spring the hills will once again don their robes of green Verb robed the queen in her ceremonial garments
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Thanks to its lightweight waffle weave and breathable 100% Turkish cotton material, this bath robe is ideal for the warmer months. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, "Score Major Discounts On Luxury Sheets At Brooklinen’s Birthday Sale," 27 Apr. 2021 If mom's big on self-care, the Charter Club knit robe will be an awesome present to give her this Mother’s Day. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Mother's Day 2021: 8 incredible gifts for mom to buy at the Macy's Friends and Family Sale," 25 Apr. 2021 The black-and-white women’s robe in a star-map print is a homage to the City of Angels. Los Angeles Times, "Want your wardrobe to capture the L.A. attitude right now? Try these 7 pieces," 17 Mar. 2021 In the images, Naomi is lounging by the pool in a robe and Louis Vuitton slippers with her hair cascading down her back. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Naomi Osaka Just Got Butt-Length Hair Extensions and Rapunzel is Shaking," 8 Mar. 2021 Much to my surprise, this was really treated like Tully Blanchard’s return match as Blanchard even donned a robe and a pair of two-tone boots. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, "AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, News And Notes As Shaq Debuts On March 3, 2021," 4 Mar. 2021 These are folks who were picking up the hood and robe to say that America needs to be saved, from immigrants, from people of color. New York Times, "A Century Ago, White Protestant Extremism Marched on Washington," 7 Feb. 2021 Uhlfelder gained notoriety in the early days of the pandemic by dressing as Death, complete with a black robe and scythe, on crowded beaches and at other public areas. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man donates COVID-19 ‘Grim Reaper’ costume to Miami museum," 28 Dec. 2020 Chrissy always gets John a new robe and work bag to carry his essential items in for the following year as Christmas gifts, apparently. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "John Legend Revealed the Two Christmas Gifts Chrissy Teigen Gives Him Every Single Year," 21 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Consider this ultra-cozy cotton terry cloth robe the Netflix & Chill version of the Little Black Dress. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "11 popular things to buy from Lands’ End," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of robe

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for robe

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, booty, clothing, robe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob

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The first known use of robe was in the 13th century

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14 May 2021

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“Robe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robe. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for robe

robe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of robe

: a long, loose piece of clothing that is worn on top of other clothes to show that someone has a high rank or an important job
chiefly US : a loose piece of clothing that wraps around your body and that you wear before or after bathing, swimming, etc., or while resting at home

robe

noun
\ ˈrōb How to pronounce robe (audio) \

Kids Definition of robe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a long loose or flowing garment a judge's robe
2 : a loose garment worn especially after bathing or while relaxing at home

robe

verb
robed; robing

Kids Definition of robe (Entry 2 of 2)

: to dress especially in a robe

robe

noun

Legal Definition of robe

: the legal profession especially : the position of a judge usually used with the [his]…decision to decline the robe — H. B. Zobel

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