Gown meaning

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A long loose flowing garment, such as a robe or nightgown.
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A long, usually formal dress for a woman.
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A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.
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A distinctive outer robe worn on ceremonial occasions, as by scholars or clerics.
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The definition of a gown is a long, loose-fitting dress or robe.

Your wedding dress is an example of a gown.

Your long silky nightdress that you sleep in is an example of a gown.

The black cloak you wear when you graduate from high school is an example of a gown.

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The faculty and student body of a university.

Perfect accord between town and gown.

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To clothe (oneself or another) with a gown.
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A long, loose outer garment.
  • 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.
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A woman's long dress, esp. one that is elegant or formal.
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The members of a college or university as distinct from the other residents of the community.

Conflicts between town and gown.

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To dress in a gown, as in an academic or ecclesiastic robe.
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A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.
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To clothe oneself or another with a gown.
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A loose, flowing upper garment.
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A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
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The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
  • The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
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(by metonymy) The university community.

In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.

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A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
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Any sort of dress or garb.
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The robe worn by a surgeon.
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To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.
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Origin of gown

  • Middle English goune from Old French from Late Latin gunna leather garment

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

  • Anglo-Norman gune, goune (“fur-trimmed coat, pelisse”), from Old French goune, from Late Latin gunna (“leather garment, a fur”), from Ancient Greek γούνα (goúna, “coarse garment”), of unknown origin. Perhaps from a Balkan language.

    From Wiktionary