Share this entry

robe
American English: /roʊb/
British English: /rəʊb/

Translation of robe in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (worn by magistrates, academics) (often plural) the mayor's robe of office
    el traje de ceremonias del alcalde
    ceremonial robes
    vestiduras (feminine plural) ceremoniales
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (worn by students)
    (American English)

transitive verb

  • [formal or liter]to robe somebody (in something)
    vestir a alguien (de algo)
    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.

intransitive verb

  • (judge)
    ponerse la toga
    (bishop)
    ponerse las vestiduras

Definition of robe in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.