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garb

 (gärb)
n.
1. A distinctive style or form of clothing; dress: clerical garb.
2. An outward appearance; a guise: presented their radical ideas in the garb of moderation.
tr.v. garbed, garb·ing, garbs
To clothe; dress: was garbed in a long robe.

[Obsolete French garbe, grace, from Italian garbo, from garbare, to please, of Germanic origin.]

garb

(ɡɑːb)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) clothes, esp the distinctive attire of an occupation or profession: clerical garb.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) style of dress; fashion
3. external appearance, covering, or attire
vb
(tr) to clothe or cover; attire
[C16: from Old French garbe graceful contour, from Old Italian garbo grace, probably of Germanic origin]
ˈgarbless adj

garb

(gɑrb)
n.
1. a fashion or mode of dress, esp. of a distinctive kind: the garb of a monk.
2. wearing apparel; clothes.
3. outward appearance or form.
v.t.
4. to dress; clothe.
[1585–95; < Middle French garbe graceful outline < Italian garbo grace < Germanic; compare Old High German garawen, Old English gearwian to prepare, adorn, gear]
garb′less, adj.

Garb

 a bundle, 1502. See also gavel, glean, sheaf.
Examples: garb of oats; of steel rods; of wheat.

garb


Past participle: garbed
Gerund: garbing

Imperative
garb
garb
Present
I garb
you garb
he/she/it garbs
we garb
you garb
they garb
Preterite
I garbed
you garbed
he/she/it garbed
we garbed
you garbed
they garbed
Present Continuous
I am garbing
you are garbing
he/she/it is garbing
we are garbing
you are garbing
they are garbing
Present Perfect
I have garbed
you have garbed
he/she/it has garbed
we have garbed
you have garbed
they have garbed
Past Continuous
I was garbing
you were garbing
he/she/it was garbing
we were garbing
you were garbing
they were garbing
Past Perfect
I had garbed
you had garbed
he/she/it had garbed
we had garbed
you had garbed
they had garbed
Future
I will garb
you will garb
he/she/it will garb
we will garb
you will garb
they will garb
Future Perfect
I will have garbed
you will have garbed
he/she/it will have garbed
we will have garbed
you will have garbed
they will have garbed
Future Continuous
I will be garbing
you will be garbing
he/she/it will be garbing
we will be garbing
you will be garbing
they will be garbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garbing
you have been garbing
he/she/it has been garbing
we have been garbing
you have been garbing
they have been garbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garbing
you will have been garbing
he/she/it will have been garbing
we will have been garbing
you will have been garbing
they will have been garbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garbing
you had been garbing
he/she/it had been garbing
we had been garbing
you had been garbing
they had been garbing
Conditional
I would garb
you would garb
he/she/it would garb
we would garb
you would garb
they would garb
Past Conditional
I would have garbed
you would have garbed
he/she/it would have garbed
we would have garbed
you would have garbed
they would have garbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garb - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasiongarb - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
ao dai - the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
costume - the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"
costume - unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place; "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"
costume - the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe - attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
finery - elaborate or showy attire and accessories
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
habit - a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
riding habit, habit - attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
false hair, hairpiece, postiche - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
morning dress - formal attire for men during the daytime
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
activewear, athletic wear, sportswear - attire worn for sport or for casual wear
Verb1.garb - provide with clothes or put clothes ongarb - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
prim out, prim up, prim - dress primly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
wrap up, cover - clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
jacket - put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
frock - put a frock on
shirt - put a shirt on
habit - put a habit on
vesture - provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
corset - dress with a corset
shoe - furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
coat - cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
robe, vest - clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
gown - dress in a gown
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

garb

noun
1. clothes, dress, clothing, gear (slang), wear, habit, get-up (informal), uniform, outfit, costume, threads (slang), array, ensemble, garments, robes, duds (informal), apparel, clobber (Brit. slang), attire, togs (informal), vestments, raiment (archaic), rigout (informal) He wore the garb of a general.
verb
1. clothe, dress, cover, outfit, deck, array, robe, apparel, attire, rig out He was garbed from head to toe in black.

garb

noun
A set or style of clothing:
costume, dress, guise, habiliment (often used in plural), outfit, turnout.
Informal: getup, rig.
verb
To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
Translations
kéveöltözéköltöztet

garb

[gɑːb]
A. N (liter) (= clothes) → atuendo m
B. VTvestir (in de)

garb

[ˈgɑːrb] n (= clothes) → tenue f, costume m
prison garb → uniforme m de prisonnier

garb

nGewand nt
vtkleiden; garbed all in blackganz in Schwarz gekleidet

garb

[gɑːb] nabiti mpl, vesti fpl
References in classic literature ?
Though Magua, who had resumed his ancient garb, bore the outline of a fox on the dressed skin which formed his robe, there was one chief of his party who carried the beaver as his peculiar symbol, or "totem.
As regards its interior life, a large, dim looking-glass used to hang in one of the rooms, and was fabled to contain within its depths all the shapes that had ever been reflected there,--the old Colonel himself, and his many descendants, some in the garb of antique babyhood, and others in the bloom of feminine beauty or manly prime, or saddened with the wrinkles of frosty age.
It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig -- which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave -- had bet me in the deserted chamber of the Custom-House.
So he doffed his prison garb, and put on his old fertilizer clothing, and heard the door of the prison clang behind him.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
Sir Kay told how he had en- countered me in a far land of barbarians, who all wore the same ridiculous garb that I did -- a garb that was a work of enchantment, and intended to make the wearer secure from hurt by human hands.
Dotted or plain Swiss muslin was the favorite garb, though there were those who were steaming in white cashmere or alpaca, because in some cases such frocks were thought more useful afterwards.
The dealer gives his blood-stained gold to support the pulpit, and the pulpit, in return, covers his in- fernal business with the garb of Christianity.
By the fire stood a ruffianly child, strong in limb and dirty in garb, with a look of Catherine in his eyes and about his mouth.
Lorry were the only men there, unconnected with the Tribunal, who wore their usual clothes, and had not assumed the coarse garb of the Carmagnole.
Under the temporary pressure of pecuniary liabilities, contracted with a view to their immediate liquidation, but remaining unliquidated through a combination of circumstances, I have been under the necessity of assuming a garb from which my natural instincts recoil - I allude to spectacles - and possessing myself of a cognomen, to which I can establish no legitimate pretensions.
Thus BELIAL with words cloath'd in reasons garb Counsel'd ignoble ease, and peaceful sloath, Not peace: and after him thus MAMMON spake.