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English Dictionary: Robe by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Robe
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. any loose flowing garment
  2. outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
    Synonym(s): gown, robe
  1. clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes [syn: vest, robe]
  2. cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
    Synonym(s): clothe, cloak, drape, robe
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Robe \Robe\, n. [F., fr. LL. rauba a gown, dress, garment;
      originally, booty, plunder. See {Rob}, v. t., and cf.
      1. An outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant
            style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or
            the like.
                     Through tattered clothes small vices do appear;
                     Robes and furred gowns hide all.         --Shak.
      2. A skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison,
            dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap. [U.S.]
      {Master of the robes}, an officer of the English royal
            household (when the sovereign is a king) whose duty is
            supposed to consist in caring for the royal robes.
      {Mistress of the robes}, a lady who enjoys the highest rank
            of the ladies in the service of the English sovereign
            (when a queen), and is supposed to have the care her

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Robe \Robe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Robed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array; as,
      fields robed with green.
               The sage Chaldeans robed in white appeared. --Pope.
               Such was his power over the expression of his
               countenance, that he could in an instant shake off the
               sternness of winter, and robe it in the brightest
               smiles of spring.                                    --Wirt.
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