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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gown  \Gown\,  n.  [OE.  goune,  prob.  from  W.  gwn  gown,  loose  robe, 
  akin  to  Ir  gunn,  Gael.  g[`u]n;  cf  OF  gone,  prob.  of  the 
  same  origin.] 
  1.  A  loose,  flowing  upper  garment;  especially: 
  a  The  ordinary  outer  dress  of  a  woman;  as  a  calico  or 
  silk  gown. 
  b  The  official  robe  of  certain  professional  men  and 
  scholars,  as  university  students  and  officers, 
  barristers,  judges,  etc.;  hence  the  dress  of  peace; 
  the  dress  of  civil  officers,  in  distinction  from 
  military. 
 
  He  Mars  deposed,  and  arms  to  gowns  made  yield. 
  --Dryden. 
  c  A  loose  wrapper  worn  by  gentlemen  within  doors;  a 
  dressing  gown. 
 
  2.  Any  sort  of  dress  or  garb. 
 
  He  comes  .  .  .  in  the  gown  of  humility.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gown 
  n  1:  long,  usually  formal,  woman's  dress 
  2:  protective  garment  worn  by  surgeons  during  operations  [syn: 
  {surgical  gown},  {scrubs}] 
  3:  long  flowing  outer  garment  used  for  official  or  ceremonial 
  occasions  [syn:  {robe}] 
  v  :  dress  in  a  gown 




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