a long, loose or flowing gown or outer garment worn by men or women as ceremonial dress, an official vestment, or garb of office.
any long, loose garment, especially one for wear while lounging or preparing to dress, as a bathrobe or dressing gown.
a woman's gown or dress, especially of a more elaborate kind: a robe for the evening.
robes, apparel in general; dress; costume.
a piece of fur, cloth, knitted work, etc., used as a blanket, covering, or wrap: a buffalo robe; a lap robe.
verb (used with object), robed, robing.
to clothe or invest with a robe or robes; dress; array.
verb (used without object), robed, robing.
to put on a robe.

1225–75; Middle English < Old French: orig., spoil, booty < Germanic (akin to rob); compare Old High German roub > German Raub

robeless, adjective
rober, noun
underrobe, noun Unabridged
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robe (rəʊb)
1.  any loose flowing garment, esp the official vestment of a peer, judge, or academic
2.  a dressing gown or bathrobe
3.  informal (Austral) a wardrobe
4.  to put a robe, etc, on (oneself or someone else); dress
[C13: from Old French: of Germanic origin; compare Old French rober to rob, Old High German roub booty]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., from O.Fr. robe "long, loose outer garment," originally "plunder, booty," from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. rouba "vestments," presumably those taken from the enemy as spoils), from W.Gmc. *rauba, the stem that also yielded rob (v.). The verb is recorded from late 14c. Metonymic sense of "the
legal profession" is attested from 1640s.
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