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Meaning of GOWN

Pronunciation:  gawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  long, usually formal, woman's dress
  2. [n]  outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
  3. [n]  protective garment worn by surgeons during operations
  4. [v]  dress in a gown

GOWN is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: robe, scrubs, surgical gown
 See Also: academic gown, academic robe, apparel, ball gown, bridal gown, clothe, dinner dress, dinner gown, dress, dress, enclothe, evening gown, fit out, frock, garb, garment, garment, habilitate, judge's robe, mantua, outerwear, overclothes, raiment, tea gown, tog, train, vestment, wedding dress, wedding gown



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

             He Mars deposed, and arms to gowns made yield.
   (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.

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 Related Terms: bonnet, boot, breech, cap, cloak, coat, coif, dress, duds, frock, garment, hat, hood, jacket, jupe, mantle, rag, raiment, robe, shirt, shoe, skirt, sock, stocking, togs, vestment, vesture