- Clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind: kids in combat garbMore example sentences
clothes, clothing, garments, attire, dress, costume, outfit, wear, uniform, turnout, array; livery, regalia, trappings, fineryBritish • informal clobberNorth American • informal threads• formal apparel
- 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.
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- Dress in distinctive clothes: she was garbed in Indian shawlsMore example sentences
- 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.
late 16th century: via French from Italian garbo 'elegance', of Germanic origin; related to gear.
- A sheaf of wheat.More example sentences
- Traditionally, the garb of wheat represents both farming and hospitality.
early 16th century: from Old Northern French garbe; compare with French gerbe.