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gown

 (goun)
n.
1. A long loose flowing garment, such as a robe or nightgown.
2. A long, usually formal dress.
3. A robe or smock worn in operating rooms and other parts of hospitals as a guard against contamination.
4. A distinctive outer robe worn on ceremonial occasions, as by scholars or clerics.
5. The faculty and student body of a university: perfect accord between town and gown.
tr.v. gowned, gown·ing, gowns
To clothe (oneself or another) with a gown.

[Middle English goune, from Old French, from Late Latin gunna, leather garment.]

gown

(ɡaʊn)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) any of various outer garments, such as a woman's elegant or formal dress, a dressing robe, or a protective garment, esp one worn by surgeons during operations
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose wide garment indicating status, such as worn by academics
3. (Education) the members of a university as opposed to the other residents of the university town. Compare town7
vb
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to supply with or dress in a gown
[C14: from Old French goune, from Late Latin gunna garment made of leather or fur, of Celtic origin]

gown

(gaʊn)

n.
1. a woman's dress or robe, esp. one that is full-length.
2. a nightgown or similar garment.
5. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various forms, worn by men and women as distinctive of office or profession.
6. a protective overgarment, as one worn when performing surgery.
7. the student and teaching body in a university or college town.
v.t.
8. to dress in a gown.
[1300–50; < Old French < Late Latin gunna fur or leather garment]

gown


Past participle: gowned
Gerund: gowning

Imperative
gown
gown
Present
I gown
you gown
he/she/it gowns
we gown
you gown
they gown
Preterite
I gowned
you gowned
he/she/it gowned
we gowned
you gowned
they gowned
Present Continuous
I am gowning
you are gowning
he/she/it is gowning
we are gowning
you are gowning
they are gowning
Present Perfect
I have gowned
you have gowned
he/she/it has gowned
we have gowned
you have gowned
they have gowned
Past Continuous
I was gowning
you were gowning
he/she/it was gowning
we were gowning
you were gowning
they were gowning
Past Perfect
I had gowned
you had gowned
he/she/it had gowned
we had gowned
you had gowned
they had gowned
Future
I will gown
you will gown
he/she/it will gown
we will gown
you will gown
they will gown
Future Perfect
I will have gowned
you will have gowned
he/she/it will have gowned
we will have gowned
you will have gowned
they will have gowned
Future Continuous
I will be gowning
you will be gowning
he/she/it will be gowning
we will be gowning
you will be gowning
they will be gowning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gowning
you have been gowning
he/she/it has been gowning
we have been gowning
you have been gowning
they have been gowning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gowning
you will have been gowning
he/she/it will have been gowning
we will have been gowning
you will have been gowning
they will have been gowning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gowning
you had been gowning
he/she/it had been gowning
we had been gowning
you had been gowning
they had been gowning
Conditional
I would gown
you would gown
he/she/it would gown
we would gown
you would gown
they would gown
Past Conditional
I would have gowned
you would have gowned
he/she/it would have gowned
we would have gowned
you would have gowned
they would have gowned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gown - a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasionsgown - a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
ball gown - the most formal gown; worn to a ball
bridal gown, wedding dress, wedding gown - a gown worn by the bride at a wedding
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal - a gown for evening wear
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
mantua - loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries
tea gown - a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea
train - piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"
2.gown - the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located; "the relations between town and gown are always sensitive"
university - the body of faculty and students at a university
3.gown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by womengown - lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
intimate apparel, lingerie - women's underwear and nightclothes
nightcap - a cloth cap worn in bed
nightclothes, nightwear, sleepwear - garments designed to be worn in bed
4.gown - protective garment worn by surgeons during operationsgown - protective garment worn by surgeons during operations
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
5.gown - outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
academic gown, academic robe, judge's robe - a gown worn by academics or judges
outerwear, overclothes - clothing for use outdoors
vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
Verb1.gown - dress in a gown
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

gown

noun dress, costume, garment, robe, frock, garb, habit a blue satin ball gown see dresses

gown

noun
A one-piece skirted outer garment for women and children:
Translations
رِداء واسِعفُسْتان، ثَوْب نِسائي
róbatalár
aftenkjolekappe
női estélyi ruha
hempa, kyrtillkjóll
mantijavakarinė suknia
kleitamantijatalārstērps
róbarúcho
ogrinjalo

gown

[gaʊn] N (= dress) → vestido m largo (Jur, Univ) → toga f

gown

[ˈgaʊn] n
(= dress) → robe f
[hospital patient] → blouse f
[surgeon] → blouse f
[graduate] → robe f
(British) [judge] → toge f

gown

n
Kleid nt; (= evening gown)Robe f, → Abendkleid nt; (= dressing gown)Morgenmantel m; (in hospital) → Kittel m; wedding gownHochzeitskleid nt
(= academic gown)Robe f; (of clergyman, judge)Talar m ? town
vtkleiden

gown

[gaʊn] n (dress) → abito (Law, Univ) → toga

gown

(gaun) noun
1. a woman's dress, especially one of high quality for dances, parties etc.
2. a loose robe worn by clergymen, lawyers, teachers etc.

gown

n bata
References in classic literature ?
You won't stop, I know, as long as you can trail round in a white gown with your hair down, and wear gold-paper jewelry.
Another piece called to her mind a dainty young woman clad in an Empire gown, taking mincing dancing steps as she came down a long avenue between tall hedges.
But what I wanter say is that they'd be willin' to be that ground, and lie down and let you walk over them--so to speak, Miss Carr, so to speak--if it would keep the hem of your gown from gettin' soiled in the mud o' the camp.
How can we elevate our history of retribution for the sin of long ago, when, as one of our most prominent figures, we are compelled to introduce--not a young and lovely woman, nor even the stately remains of beauty, storm-shattered by affliction--but a gaunt, sallow, rusty-jointed maiden, in a long-waisted silk gown, and with the strange horror of a turban on her head
But I could imagine, even then, that, under some excitement which should go deeply into his consciousness -- roused by a trumpets real, loud enough to awaken all of his energies that were not dead, but only slumbering -- he was yet capable of flinging off his infirmities like a sick man's gown, dropping the staff of age to seize a battle-sword, and starting up once more a warrior.
I was called from these reflections by the sight of a freckled woman with yellow hair and a yellow gown, standing in the porch of the inn, under a dull red lamp swinging there, that looked much like an injured eye, and carrying on a brisk scolding with a man in a purple woollen shirt.
Your wife might get her some ear-rings, or a new gown, or some such truck, to make up with her.
What do you pay for a stuff gown for the wife of the laborer or the mechanic?
I practiced around all day to get the hang of the things, and by and by I could do pretty well in them, only Jim said I didn't walk like a girl; and he said I must quit pulling up my gown to get at my britches-pocket.
The skirt of the false Miss Garth's gown -- the brown alpaca dress, with the white spots on it -- touched the floor, within the housekeeper's reach.
How lovely she used to look with the morning sun turning her hair to golden mist, and dancing in the blue deeps of her eyes; and once when by chance she had forgotten to fasten her gown, I caught glimpses of a bosom that was like two happy handfuls of wonderful white cherries .
Her print gown was tucked up, and she was wearing a large apron over her striped petticoat.