- a long, loose outer garment; specif.,
- dressing gown
- a nightgown, nightshirt, etc.
- a cotton smock worn by a surgeon
- a flowing robe worn as a symbol of office or status by certain officials, members of the clergy, scholars, etc.
- a woman's long dress, esp. one that is elegant or formal
- the members of a college or university as distinct from the other residents of the community: conflicts between town and gown
Origin of gownMiddle English goune from Old French from Late Latin gunna, loose robe, origin, originally , fur cloak