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Definition of "robe" []

  • A long loose flowing outer garment, especially: (noun)
  • An official garment worn on formal occasions to show office or rank, as by a judge or high church official. (noun)
  • An academic gown. (noun)
  • A dressing gown or bathrobe. (noun)
  • Clothes; apparel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "robe" in a sentence
  • "The jewels were laid away in their velvet cases -- the ribbons folded and laid aside -- the rich robe placed in the armoire, and the frilled and embroidered _robe de nuit_ placed upon her, and fastened with its gold buttons about her neck and wrists, with no more motion on the part of that passive figure, than if it had been a doll in the hands of a child."
  • "So called Li Wan to the man whose head was hidden beneath the squirrel-skin robe, but she called softly, as though divided between the duty of waking him and the fear of him awake."
  • "I tell you I forgot it, sitting there on the edge of that swan-skin robe and listening and looking at the most wonderful woman that ever stepped out of the pages of Thoreau or of any other man's book."