There are 2 main definitions of garb in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
Clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind: kids in combat garb
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  • 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
livery, regalia, trappings, finery
informal gear, get-up, togs, garms, rig-out, duds, glad rags
British informal clobber
North American informal threads
formal apparel

verb

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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
informal get up, doll up
British informal tart up

Origin

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

Definition of garb in:

There are 2 main definitions of garb in English:

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noun

Heraldry
A sheaf of wheat.
More 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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