(in ancient Rome) the loose outer garment worn by citizens in public.
a robe of office, a professorial gown, or some other distinctive garment.
- to·gaed [toh-guhd], /ˈtoʊ gəd/, adjective
- un·to·gaed, adjective
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How to use toga in a sentence
The Daily Pic: In 1487, ancient heroes seemed more suited to shining armor than to togas.
The Daily Pic: Piero della Francesca Crosses Togas and Turbans.
People were walking about in purple and gold togas; on the house-tops were pigeons whose throats shone like iridescent beads.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Probably the stripes worn by the knights and senators on the tunics and togas were much nearer our crimson than purple.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
It is all around us in homespun, and yet we run back to search for it under togas or coats of mail.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
British Dictionary definitions for toga
a garment worn by citizens of ancient Rome, consisting of a piece of cloth draped around the body
the official vestment of certain offices
- togaed (ˈtəʊɡəd), adjective
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Cultural definitions for toga
An outer garment for men in ancient Rome, worn as a sign of citizenship. The toga was a nearly semicircular piece of wool, worn draped about the shoulders and body.
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