verb (used with object), robed, rob·ing.
verb (used without object), robed, rob·ing.
- robbins, frederick chapman,
- robbins, jerome,
- robert guiscard,
- robert i,
- robert ii
Origin of robe
Examples from the Web for robe
Not because she disagrees with a hypothetical future president, or because she simply likes the robe.
My fantasy unravels when she opens the robe, revealing a sling around her broken arm.
While it may stretch a long way, that robe contains relatively little material.
He grabs her by the front of her robe, and he hauls her off down the hall.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They wrapped me in a robe and I went back to the living room.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction|Annick Cojean|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When she had passed the bridge she stopped, put on her robe, and alighted.Memoirs of Leonora Christina|Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
And she said, "An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a robe."The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Take this card, fasten it on your robe, and meet me here again.
The robe of the High Priest is also evidently taken by the painter from a silk robe, and is very rich.
In that hollow I hid the jewels that I carried wrapt in silk in the bosom of my robe.The Lady Of Blossholme|H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin for robe
"long, loose outer garment," late 13c., from Old French robe "long, loose outer garment" (12c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German rouba "vestments"), from West Germanic *raubo "booty" (cf. Old High German roub "robbery, breakage"), which also yielded rob (v.).
Presumably the notion is of garments taken from the enemy as spoils, and the Old French word had a secondary sense of "plunder, booty," while Germanic cognates had both senses; e.g. Old English reaf "plunder, booty, spoil; garment, armor, vestment." Meaning "dressing gown" is from 1854. Metonymic sense of "the legal profession" is attested from 1640s.
late 14c., from robe (n.). Related: Robed; robing.