- 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 garbed
“What Obama has done so far is about perfect,” Kadivar, garbed in his traditional cleric's robes, said.Stay Out of It, Obama
Benjamin Sarlin, Roja Heydarpour
June 19, 2009
The man, attendant though he was, was garbed in evening dress.Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service
H. Irving Hancock
Several of them were garbed in military uniforms and armed with swords.The Radiant Shell
We were soon disrobed and garbed in the white suits of our enemies.The White Invaders
Raymond King Cummings
Through the nights of activity she was garbed in rich, warm brown.Edge of the Jungle
And behind him in the doorway stood a tall man, tonsured, garbed in russet.Long Will
- 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 garbed
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.