Definition of robe in English:
1A long, loose outer garment.
- The selection of textiles range from a fragment of printed cotton purchased at a flea market to Parisian couture gowns, African wall hangings and Turkish robes.
- A boy behind him sews his robe to the prayer mat so that when the meditation is over and he stands up, the mat stands up with him.
- She wears a long robe patterned with star and sky symbols fringed with delicate pearls.
1.1 (often robes) A long, loose garment worn on formal or ceremonial occasions as an indication of the wearer’s office or profession.
- She designed the clothes, which range from suave street garb to ceremonial robes.
- He wears his red robes of office as Judge of the King's Bench.
- Whereas Erasmus wears the black robes of an academic, the archbishop dresses in priestly white.
1.2A dressing gown or bathrobe.
- She wrapped a red silk robe around herself and tied it.
- I would have wrapped my warm, terry cloth robe about me, but it wasn't in the bathroom.
- She carefully got out wiping her smooth legs dry then putting on the terry cotton robe to answer the door.
verb[with object] (usually as adjective robed) Back to top
1Clothe in a long, loose outer garment: a circle of robed figures [in combination]: a white-robed Bedouin
More example sentences
- Instead of being robed in the skin of a lion or a leopard that is customary for African royalty, he is clad in a cape made from the skin of some wild animal.
- Simeon directs his song of praise to an elevated, imposing high priest in a scene dominated by an even more imposing crowned, splendidly robed temple guardian.
- They are robed in ermine-trimmed royal red, as in Snow White.
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