gowned


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gowned - wearing a gown; "beautifully gowned women"
clad, clothed - wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses"
References in classic literature ?
He thought of little things--Turk Smollet wheel- ing boards through the main street of his town in the morning, a tall woman, beautifully gowned, who had once stayed overnight at his father's hotel, Butch Wheeler the lamp lighter of Winesburg hur- rying through the streets on a summer evening and holding a torch in his hand, Helen White standing by a window in the Winesburg post office and put- ting a stamp on an envelope.
It was a girl called Tinker Bell exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage.
The gentlemen Warblers wore full-dress swallow-tailed suits of white satin, with pearls for buttons, while the lady Warblers were gowned in white satin dresses with long trails.