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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.]
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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
(tr) to clothe or cover; attire
[C16: from Old French garbe graceful contour, from Old Italian garbo grace, probably of Germanic origin]
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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]
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Garba bundle, 1502. See also gavel, glean, sheaf.
Examples: garb of oats; of steel rods; of wheat.
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Past participle: garbed
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|Noun||1.||garb - 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
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"
|Verb||1.||garb - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"|
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
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
gown - dress in a gown
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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.
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