Robe
Robe Robe, n. [F., fr. LL. rauba a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. See {Rob}, v. t., and cf. {Rubbish}.] 1. An outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Master of the robes}, an officer of the English royal household (when the sovereign is a king) whose duty is supposed to consist in caring for the royal robes.

{Mistress of the robes}, a lady who enjoys the highest rank of the ladies in the service of the English sovereign (when a queen), and is supposed to have the care her robes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Robe — Robe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Robed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Robing}.] To invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array; as, fields robed with green. [1913 Webster] The sage Chaldeans robed in white appeared. Pope. [1913 Webster] Such was his power over …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robe — n: the legal profession; esp: the position of a judge usu. used with the [his]...decision to decline the robe H. B. Zobel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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