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Definition of gown noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a woman's dress, especially a long one for special occasions an evening/ball/wedding gown
  2. 2a long, loose piece of clothing that is worn over other clothes by judges and by students or professors (at special ceremonies) a graduation gown
  3. 3a loose piece of clothing worn by patients in a hospital, or worn by medical staff over other clothes to protect them a hospital gown see also nightgown, town and gown
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