a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.
wearing apparel; clothes.
outward appearance or form.
verb (used with object)
to dress; clothe.

1585–95; < Middle French garbe graceful outline < Old Italian garbo grace < Germanic; compare Old High German garawen, Old English gearwian to prepare, adorn (see gar2), gear

garbless, adjective
undergarb, noun
ungarbed, adjective

1. style, cut. 2. clothing, dress, costume, attire. Unabridged
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garb (ɡɑːb)
1.  clothes, esp the distinctive attire of an occupation or profession: clerical garb
2.  style of dress; fashion
3.  external appearance, covering, or attire
4.  (tr) to clothe or cover; attire
[C16: from Old French garbe graceful contour, from Old Italian garbo grace, probably of Germanic origin]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, "elegance, stylishness," from M.Fr. garbe "graceful outline," from It. garbo "grace, elegance," perhaps from Gmc. (cf. O.H.G. gar(a)wi "dress, equipment, preparation;" see gear). Sense of "fashion of dress" is first attested 1620s. The verb is from 1836. Related: Garbed.
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Example sentences
About a dozen similarly garbed celebrants sat cross-legged on pillows before a
  platform with an open pit in the middle.
There are the nurses and the surgeons garbed in white.
Ornately garbed captains join the band in precision drills.
Garbed in a wet suit, swim fins, and goggles he walked into the river and laid
  on his back until he floated.
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