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robe

[ rohb ]
/ roʊb /
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noun

verb (used with object), robed, rob·ing.

to clothe or invest with a robe or robes; dress; array.

verb (used without object), robed, rob·ing.

to put on a robe.

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RELATED WORDS

frock, garment, bathrobe, vestment, costume, dress, kimono, mantle, habit, negligee, wrapper, outfit, cape, covering, housecoat, muumuu, peignoir

Nearby words

robbin, robbins, robbins, frederick chapman, robbins, jerome, robbinsdale, robe, robe-de-chambre, robert, robert guiscard, robert i, robert ii

Origin of robe

1225–75; Middle English < Old French: orig., spoil, booty < Germanic (akin to rob); compare Old High German roub > German Raub
Related formsrobe·less, adjectiverob·er, nounun·der·robe, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for robe

robe

/ (rəʊb) /

noun

any loose flowing garment, esp the official vestment of a peer, judge, or academic
a dressing gown or bathrobe
Australian informal a wardrobe

verb

to put a robe, etc, on (oneself or someone else); dress

Word Origin for robe

C13: from Old French: of Germanic origin; compare Old French rober to rob, Old High German roub booty
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