gown (plural gowns)
- A loose, flowing upper garment.
- A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
- The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
- The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
- (by metonymy) The university community.
- In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
- A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
- Any sort of dress or garb.
- The robe worn by a surgeon.
- French: robe
- German: Kleid, Abendkleid
- Italian: tunica
- Portuguese: vestido
- Russian: пла́тье
- Spanish: túnica, vestido
- French: toge (general term, especially Roman Antiquity), robe (magistrates & court lawyers)
- German: Robe, Talar
- Italian: toga
- Portuguese: beca
- Russian: ма́нтия
- Spanish: toga, talar
gown (gowns, present participle gowning; past gowned, past participle gowned)