gown

[ goun ]
/ gaʊn /

noun

verb (used with object)

to dress in a gown.

Origin of gown

1300–50; Middle English goune < Old French < Late Latin gunna fur or leather garment

Related forms

un·gowned, adjective

Synonym study

1. See dress.
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British Dictionary definitions for gown

gown

/ (ɡaʊn) /

noun

any of various outer garments, such as a woman's elegant or formal dress, a dressing robe, or a protective garment, esp one worn by surgeons during operations
a loose wide garment indicating status, such as worn by academics
the members of a university as opposed to the other residents of the university townCompare town (def. 7)

verb

(tr) to supply with or dress in a gown

Word Origin for gown

C14: from Old French goune, from Late Latin gunna garment made of leather or fur, of Celtic origin
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Medicine definitions for gown

gown

[ goun ]

n.

A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.
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Idioms and Phrases with gown

gown


see cap and gown; town and gown.

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