Garb definition

gärb
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To clothe; dress.

Was garbed in a long robe.

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A distinctive style or form of clothing; dress.

Clerical garb.

noun
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The definition of garb is clothing style, or outward appearance.

An example of garb is the clothes worn by a fireman.

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Garb is defined as to dress someone.

An example of garb is to put clothes on a baby.

verb
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An outward appearance; a guise.

Presented their radical ideas in the garb of moderation.

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Manner or style of clothing, esp. as characteristic of an occupation, profession, or rank.

Clerical garb.

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External form or appearance.
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(obs.) Style; manner.
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To clothe; dress; attire.
verb
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Fashion, style of dressing oneself up [from late 16th c.]
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A type of dress or clothing. [from early 17th c.]
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(figuratively) A guise, external appearance.
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To dress in garb.
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(heraldry) A wheat sheaf.
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A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
garb
Plural:
garbs

Origin of garb

  • Obsolete French garbe grace from Italian garbo from garbare to please of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French garbe (“graceful outline”) (Modern French galbe), from Italian garbo (“grace, elegance”), perhaps from Germanic (compare Old High German garwi, garawi (“dress, equipment, preparation”) and English gear).

    From Wiktionary

  • French gerbe; akin to German Garbe

    From Wiktionary