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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.garbed - dressed or clothed especially in fine attiregarbed - dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination; "the elegantly attired gentleman"; "neatly dressed workers"; "monks garbed in hooded robes"; "went about oddly garmented"; "professors robed in crimson"; "tuxedo-attired gentlemen"; "crimson-robed Harvard professors"
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 ?
Later, Sola, with the aid of several of the other women, remodeled the trappings to fit my lesser proportions, and after they completed the work I went about garbed in all the panoply of war.
It was Korak; but in the trim figure of the neatly garbed girl he did not recognize his Meriem.
In another moment I stood garbed in the habiliments of a Holy Thern.
Philander, in icy tones, "the time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in the mantle of virtue.
It was an old man that made his way alone through the gloomy jungle, a wrinkled, dried up, little old man hideously scarred and tattooed and strangely garbed, with the skin of a hyena about his shoulders and the dried head mounted upon his grey pate.