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English noun: robe

1. robe (artifact) any loose flowing garment

Broader (hypernym)garment

Narrower (hyponym)abaya, bathrobe, dressing gown, kimono, lounging robe, robe-de-chambre

2. robe (artifact) outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions


Broader (hypernym)outerwear, overclothes

Narrower (hyponym)academic gown, academic robe, judge's robe, vestment

English verb: robe

1. robe (body) clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

Verb groupvest

2. robe (contact) cover as if with clothing

SamplesThe mountain was clothed in tropical trees.

Synonymscloak, clothe, drape

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

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