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Robe

Robe

,
Noun.
[F., fr. LL.
rauba
a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. See
Rob
,
Verb.
T.
, and cf.
Rubbish
.]
1.
An outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or the like.
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear;
Robes
and furred gowns hide all.
Shakespeare
2.
A skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.
[U.S.]
Master of the robes
,
an officer of the English royal household (when the sovereign is a king) whose duty is supposed to consist in caring for the royal robes.
Mistress of the robes
,
a lady who enjoys the highest rank of the ladies in the service of the English sovereign (when a queen), and is supposed to have the care her robes.

Robe

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Robed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Robing
.]
To invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array;
as, fields
robed
with green
.
The sage Chaldeans
robed
in white appeared.
Pope.
Such was his power over the expression of his countenance, that he could in an instant shake off the sternness of winter, and
robe
it in the brightest smiles of spring.
Wirt.

Definition 2021


Robe

Robe

See also: robe, røbe, robé, robě, and róbě

German

Noun

Robe f (genitive Robe, plural Roben)

  1. (literary) a long, formal dress worn only on special occasions
  2. (uncommon) a judicial or academic robe

Declension

Synonyms

  • (formal dress worn on special occasions): Abendkleid, Abendmantel, Abendrobe, Ballkleid, Festkleid, Festrobe, Festgewand, Galarobe
  • (judicial or academic clothing): Talar

robe

robe

See also: Robe, røbe, robé, robě, and róbě

English

A judge in judicial robes

Noun

robe (plural robes)

  1. A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
    • Shakespeare
      Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furred gowns hide all.
  2. (US) The skin of an animal, especially the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.

Translations

Verb

robe (third-person singular simple present robes, present participle robing, simple past and past participle robed)

  1. To clothe someone in a robe.

Derived terms

Anagrams


Asturian

Verb

robe

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of robar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of robar

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrobɛ/
  • Rhymes: -obɛ
  • Hyphenation: ro‧be

Noun

robe m

  1. vocative singular of rob

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Old French, from Proto-Germanic *raubō (booty), later "stolen clothing".

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔb/

Noun

robe f (plural robes)

  1. dress, frock
  2. fur, coat (of an animal)
    Ce cheval a une robe isabelle.
  3. wine's colour

Hypernyms

See also

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

robe f

  1. plural of roba

Anagrams


Norman

Etymology

From Old French robe, robbe, reube (booty, spoils of war; robe, garment), from Frankish *rouba, *rauba (booty, spoils, stolen clothes, literally things taken), from Proto-Germanic *raubō, *raubaz, *raubą (booty, that which is stripped or carried away), from Proto-Indo-European *reup- (to tear, peel).

Noun

robe f (plural robes)

  1. (Jersey) dress
  2. (Jersey) robe

Synonyms


Old French

Noun

robe f (oblique plural robes, nominative singular robe, nominative plural robes)

  1. booty; spoils (chiefly of war)
  2. piece of clothing
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      [D]onez li [d]e voz robes que vos avez
      La mellor que vos i savez.
      Give her the clothes that you have
      The best that you know if.

Related terms

References

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (robe)

Spanish

Verb

robe

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of robar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of robar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of robar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of robar.