What is robe?

  • (noun): Outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions.
    Synonyms: gown
    See also — Additional definitions below


A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob. There are various types of robes, including:

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Some articles on robe:

Akane Higurashi - My-Otome - GEM
... Seiren no Kujakuishi?), gives her a Robe that resembles a cat girl ... of the other returning HiME characters, the robe's design appears to be based loosely on KibaRanger from Gosei Sentai Dairanger rather than the Child of Akane's HiME ... Although the exact capabilities of this robe have not been shown in any major work, the PS2 My-Otome game depicts Akane with some sort of beam-generated tonfa ...
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - History - Early History
... Elias bought Jesus’ robe from a Roman soldier at Golgotha and brought it back to Georgia ... city, he was met by his sister Sidonia who upon touching the robe immediately died from the emotions engendered by the sacred object ... The robe could not be removed from her grasp, so she was buried with it ...
Robe, Arsi - Demographics
... Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Robe has an estimated total population of 17,144 of whom 8,200 are men and 8,944 are women ...
Church Of The Deposition Of The Robe
... The Church of the Deposition of the Robe (Russian Церковь Ризоположения) is a church which stands on Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin ... church, variously translated as the Church of the Virgin's Robe, The Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe, The Church of the Veil or simply Church of the Deposition, is ... War of 860 the patriarch placed the Virgin's Robe into the sea, causing a storm that destroyed the invading Russian ships ...
Priestly Robe (Judaism)
... The priestly robe (Hebrew me'il מְעִיל ), sometimes robe of the ephod (meil ha-ephod מְעִיל הָאֵפֹוד), is one of the sacred articles of clothing (bigdei ... The robe is described in Exodus 2831-35 ...

More definitions of "robe":

  • (noun): Any loose flowing garment.
  • (verb): Clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes.
    Synonyms: vest

Famous quotes containing the word robe:

    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    When Freedom, from her mountain height,
    Unfurled her standard to the air,
    She tore the azure robe of night,
    And set the stars of glory there;
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)