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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Robe  \Robe\,  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  rauba  a  gown,  dress,  garment; 
  originally,  booty,  plunder.  See  {Rob},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  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  --Shak. 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Robe  \Robe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Robed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  loose  flowing  garment 
  2:  long  flowing  outer  garment  used  for  official  or  ceremonial 
  occasions  [syn:  {gown}] 
  v  :  clothe  formally;  esp.  in  ecclesiastical  robes  [syn:  {vest}] 

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