Associations to the word «Gown»


GOWN, noun. A loose, flowing upper garment.
GOWN, noun. A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
GOWN, noun. The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
GOWN, noun. The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
GOWN, noun. (by metonymy) The university community.
GOWN, noun. A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
GOWN, noun. Any sort of dress or garb.
GOWN, noun. The robe worn by a surgeon.
GOWN, verb. To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.

Dictionary definition

GOWN, noun. A woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions.
GOWN, noun. 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".
GOWN, noun. Lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women.
GOWN, noun. Protective garment worn by surgeons during operations.
GOWN, noun. Outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions.
GOWN, verb. Dress in a gown.

Wise words

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