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garb


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garb  \Garb\,  n.  [F.  gerbe,  OF  also  garbe,  OHG.  garba,  G.  garbe; 
  cf  Skr.  grbh  to  seize,  E.  grab.]  (Her.) 
  A  sheaf  of  grain  (wheat,  unless  otherwise  specified). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garb  \Garb\,  v.  t. 
  To  clothe;  array;  deck. 
 
  These  black  dog-Dons  Garb  themselves  bravely. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garb  \Garb\,  n.  [OF.  garbe  looks  countenance,  grace,  ornament, 
  fr  OHG.  garaw[=i],  garw[=i],  ornament,  dress.  akin  to  E. 
  gear.  See  {Gear},  n.] 
  1. 
  a  Clothing  in  general. 
  b  The  whole  dress  or  suit  of  clothes  worn  by  any  person, 
  especially  when  indicating  rank  or  office;  as  the 
  garb  of  a  clergyman  or  a  judge. 
  c  Costume;  fashion;  as  the  garb  of  a  gentleman  in  the 
  16th  century. 
 
  2.  External  appearance,  as  expressive  of  the  feelings  or 
  character;  looks  fashion  or  manner,  as  of  speech. 
 
  You  thought,  because  he  could  not  speak  English  in 
  the  native  garb,  he  could  not  therefore  handle  an 
  English  cudgel.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garb 
  n  :  dress  of  a  distinctive  style  or  for  a  particular  occasion 
  [syn:  {attire},  {dress}] 
  v  :  provide  with  clothes  or  put  clothes  on  [syn:  {dress},  {clothe}, 
  {enclothe},  {raiment},  {tog},  {garment},  {habilitate},  {fit 
  out},  {apparel}]  [ant:  {undress}] 




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