- gown [n] robe, dress clothes, costume, frock, garb, garment, habit; concept 451
New thesaurus. 2014.
New thesaurus. 2014.
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.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gown — /gown/, n. 1. a woman s dress or robe, esp. one that is full length. 2. nightgown. 3. dressing gown. 4. See evening gown. 5. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various forms, worn by a man or woman as distinctive of office, profession, or… … Universalium
gown — [gaun] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: goune, from Late Latin gunna] 1.) a long dress that a woman wears on formal occasions wedding/evening/ball gown ▪ a white silk wedding gown 2.) a long loose piece of clothing worn for special… … Dictionary of contemporary English
gown — [ gaun ] noun count * 1. ) a special long dress worn by a woman, often for dancing or other special occasions: a ball gown a white wedding gown a ) a long dress worn by a woman in the past: ladies in silk gowns 2. ) a piece of formal clothing… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
gown — c.1300, from O.Fr. goune robe, coat, habit, gown, from L.L. gunna leather garment, skin, hide, of unknown origin. Used by St. Boniface (8c.) for a fur garment permitted for old or infirm monks. Klein writes it is probably a word adopted from a… … Etymology dictionary
gown — [goun] n. [ME goune < OFr < LL gunna, loose robe, orig., fur cloak] 1. a long, loose outer garment; specif., a) DRESSING GOWN b) a nightgown, nightshirt, etc. c) a cotton smock worn by a surgeon d) a flowing robe worn as a symbol of office… … English World dictionary
gown — ► NOUN 1) a long dress worn on formal occasions. 2) a protective garment worn in hospital by surgical staff or patients. 3) a loose cloak indicating one s profession or status, worn by a lawyer, teacher, academic, or university student. 4) the… … English terms dictionary
Gown — A gown (medieval Latin gunna ) is a (usually) loose outer garment from knee to full length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the seventeenth century (and continuing today in certain professions); later, gown was… … Wikipedia
gown — 01. She looked simply stunning in a classic red strapless evening [gown]. 02. The native chiefs wore their beautiful ceremonial [gowns] at the signing of the historic treaty. 03. The old woman had on a fetching black [gown] and a long string of… … Grammatical examples in English
gown — noun 1 woman s long dress ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ floor length ▪ elegant ▪ flowing ▪ She was dressed in a long flowing gown … Collocations dictionary