1 any loose flowing garment
2 outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions [syn: gown] v : clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes [syn: vest]
EtymologyFrom robe, from West Germanic *rauba ‘booty’, later ‘stolen clothing’ (related to English rob).
- Danish: dameselskabskjole, skrud
- Dutch: kleed
- Estonian: kleit, kuub, talaar
- Finnish: kaapu
- French: robe
- German: Robe
- Ido: robo
- Italian: veste , abito , toga (of academic, judge)
- Serbian: odora , odežda
- To clothe someone in a robe.
Etymology, from West Germanic *rauba ‘booty’, later ‘stolen clothing’.
- Plural of roba
A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe is borrowed from French, although in French it typically refers to a woman's dress. There are various types of robes, including:
- An informal garment worn chiefly in the home.
- One such example is a bathrobe, a garment made of terrycloth or another towel like material and is typically worn at home after a bath or other activities where the wearer is nude to keep warm and/or preserve modesty in times of no immediate need to fully dress. (Also called a house coat.) See, for example, that worn by the fictional character Arthur Dent.
- (Informal usage) Any long flowing garment; for example, a cassock is sometimes called a robe, despite the fact that the cassock is close-fitting.
robe in German: Talar
robe in Japanese: ローブ
robe in Simple English: Robe
robe in Finnish: Kaapu
robe in Swedish: Talar
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