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

Each gave their looks, mostly featuring Richards’ signature caftans and robes, their own spin on the catwalk that sent the crowd wild. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Real Housewives Runway! RHOBH Cast Walks in Kyle Richards' Debut NYFW Show," 9 Sep. 2019 Fashion, from fast to contemporary to couture, undoubtedly offers us a veritable buffet of items to choose from and robe (or perhaps arm) ourselves each day, and this fall the menu of designer inspiration is all over the map. Melissa Magsaysay, chicagotribune.com, "5 fall fashion trends to embrace — and make uniquely yours," 6 Sep. 2019 These occasions are ablaze with velvet robes, wigs and all the other paraphernalia associated with the British ruling classes. NBC News, "The queen isn't meant to get involved in U.K. politics. Boris Johnson just dragged her in.," 28 Aug. 2019 Yes, the ebony hue of La Moreneta may be due to age rather than intention, but I was thrilled by the prospect of a Mary and Jesus who looked, gilt robes and crowns aside, a bit more historically accurate. Los Angeles Times, "Spain’s ‘Game of Thrones’ sites drew them. Barcelona and towns beyond bewitched them," 24 Aug. 2019 Guest satisfaction scores were higher when hotels offered items that went beyond the basics, such as white-noise machines, earplugs, a robe, slippers and local decor. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "These hotels get the best marks from guests, according to J.D. Power rankings," 24 July 2019 Just as mysterious are the artists who painted its stunning ensemble of frescoes, with their elegant elongated figures clad in swirling robes, considered by art historians to represent the artistic pinnacle of the Middle Byzantine period. Celestine Bohlen, New York Times, "Macedonians Restore an Ancient Church, With an Eye on the Future," 15 July 2019 Meghan Markle looked simply stunning in Dior, while baby Archie wore the handmade replica of the royal family's christening robe, made by the Queen's dressmaker, Angela Kelly. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Diana's Sisters Played an Important Role in Archie's Christening," 6 July 2019 The fact that her line is pretty much the opposite of kimonos, consisting of formfitting shape-wear in skin tone colors rather than colorful and intricate silken robes, isn’t really helping the matter. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Read the letter from Kyoto’s mayor to Kim Kardashian protesting “Kimono” shapewear," 30 June 2019

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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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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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