There are 2 main definitions of garb in English:

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garb1

Syllabification: garb
Pronunciation: /ɡärb
 
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noun

Clothing or dress, especially of a distinctive or special kind: the black and brown garb of a Franciscan friar
More example sentences
  • Whereas the figures in his earlier works wore either nondescript clothing or costumelike garb, those in his later works are urban and fashionable.
  • He wore a loose brown garb with billowing sleeves to allow the cool air in.
  • He in particular is singled out in the painting by his broad brimmed hat, distinctive garb, and masterful gesture.
Synonyms

verb

[with object] (usually be garbed) Back to top  
Dress in distinctive clothes: she was garbed in Indian shawls
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  • The director goes one step further with his contemporary spin by garbing actors with clothes that look like something out of The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Even the people were garbed in turn-of-the-millennium clothing.
  • The male guardians had been garbed in similar clothes to Nick, minus the cloth.
Synonyms
dress, clothe, attire, fit out, turn out, deck (out), costume, robe
informal get up
archaic apparel

Origin

late 16th century: via French from Italian garbo 'elegance', of Germanic origin; related to gear.

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garb2

Syllabification: garb
Pronunciation: /ɡärb
 
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noun

Heraldry
A sheaf of wheat.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, the garb of wheat represents both farming and hospitality.

Origin

early 16th century: from Old Northern French garbe; compare with French gerbe.

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