robe
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹəʊb/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹoʊb/
Noun

robe (plural robes)

  1. A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vi]:
      Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furred gowns hide all.
  2. (US) The skin of an animal, especially the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.
  3. A wardrobe, especially one built into a bedroom.
  4. The largest and strongest tobacco leaves.
Translations Verb

robe (robes, present participle robing; past and past participle robed)

  1. (transitive) To clothe; to dress.
  2. (intransitive) To put on official vestments.
Synonyms


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