Definition of robe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rəʊb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊb//
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  1. 1a long loose outer piece of clothing, especially one worn as a sign of rank or office at a special ceremony coronation robes cardinals in scarlet robes a ghostly figure in flowing robes of white an old man swathed in robes See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2= bathrobe See related entries: Clothes
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from the Germanic base (in the sense ‘booty’) of rob (because clothing was an important component of booty).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: robe

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