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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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Origin of robe

1225–75; Middle English <Old French: originally, spoil, booty <Germanic (akin to rob); compare Old High German roub>German Raub

OTHER WORDS FROM robe

robeless, adjectiverober, 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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