- a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.
- wearing apparel; clothes.
- outward appearance or form.
- to dress; clothe.
Origin of garb
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Examples from the Web for garb
One depicts a procession of figures wearing both Mayan and Spanish garb, some holding what appear to be human hearts.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
Her knack for modeling is evident in the pictures: in one, she dons traditional Chinese garb and smiles naturally for the camera.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway
May 23, 2013
Their garb lent them either the gravitas the Republican bench has previously lacked, or the doleful aspect of ushers at a funeral.Huckabee Grills GOP Candidates in Republican Presidential Forum
December 4, 2011
Dunn donned his best medieval garb in front of a castle only to be knocked over in his chair… over and over again.'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn’s Wildest Moments
The Daily Beast Video
June 20, 2011
There were joyous gasps of surprise, reintroductions, and a collective marveling at the photographs and garb of a shared past.Communist Couture
July 8, 2009
The lover took his garb, and he took the letters; and he hastened hither.Leila, Complete
Here spoke the true spirit of the gentleman, though he was but in the garb of a peasant.Self-Help
Their name, their garb, and work did so intoxicate and bewitch me.'Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
He is a Jesuit by his garb; he is much more so than they are by his 'savoir-vivre'.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Was she not ever before them in the garb of purity and love!The Elm Tree Tales
F. Irene Burge Smith
- clothes, esp the distinctive attire of an occupation or professionclerical garb
- style of dress; fashion
- external appearance, covering, or attire
- (tr) to clothe or cover; attire
Word Origin and History for garb
1590s, "elegance, stylishness," from Middle French garbe "graceful outline" (Modern French galbe), from Italian garbo "grace, elegance," perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old High German gar(a)wi "dress, equipment, preparation;" see gear). Sense of "fashion of dress" is first attested 1620s.
1836, from garb (n.). Related: Garbed; garbing.