Lois, gowned in lavender muslin, had been sitting on the piazza for an hour, trying to read while waiting for Justin to join her.
Man, even when tonsured and gowned, was not made to live alone.
She was small, very pretty, still young, and gowned in a quite unmistakable way.
She was gowned to distraction, and by an artist in women's wear.
She was gowned in an evening dress of gossamer material, ashes of rose in color.
At that moment a small, frail woman, gowned in black, entered the room.
She was gowned, too, with a chic nicety to arouse the envy of all less-fortunate women.
She was gowned in white fleece, and she wore one pink rose where she could bend her blue eyes down upon it.
The door opened and the Professor stepped out, gowned and slippered.
She indicated the gowned Wilbur, who would then have gone joyously to his reward, even as had Jonas Whipple.
c.1300, from Old French goune "robe, coat, habit, gown," from Late Latin gunna "leather garment, skin, hide," of unknown origin. Used by St. Boniface (8c.) for a fur garment permitted for old or infirm monks. Klein writes it is probably "a word adopted from a language of the Apennine or the Balkan Peninsula." OED points to Byzantine Greek gouna, a word for a coarse garment sometimes made of skins, but also notes "some scholars regard [Late Latin gunna] as of Celtic origin."
In 18c., gown was the common word for what is now usually styled a dress. It was maintained more in the U.S. than in Britain, but was somewhat revived 20c. in fashion senses and in comb. forms (e.g. bridal gown, nightgown). Meaning "flowing robe worn as a badge of office or authority" is from late 14c., on image of the Roman toga. As collective singular for "residents of a university" (1650s) it usually now is opposed to town.
A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.