ETYM French froc a monk's cowl, coat, garment, Late Lat. frocus, froccus, flocus, floccus, from Latin floccus a flock of wool; hence orig., a flocky cloth or garment; cf. Latin flaccus flabby, Eng. flaccid.
1. A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of early modern clothing for women and children.
2. A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments.
garment / ɡɑːrmənt /
Množina reči garment je garments.
ETYM Old Eng. garnement, Old Fren. garnement, garniment, from garnir to garnish. Related to Garnish.
An article of clothing.
ETYM Old Eng. goune, prob. from W. gwn gown, loose robe, akin to Irish gunn, Gael. gůn; cf. Old Fren. gone, prob. of the same origin.
1. Long flowing outer garment used for official or ceremonial occasions; SYN. robe.
2. Long, usually formal, woman's dress.
3. Protective garment worn by surgeons during operations; SYN. surgical gown, scrubs.
Outer garment, often an elegant or formal dress for women. Introduced in the late 14th century, it fitted the upper part of the body but fell loosely from the waist, and had a high upright collar. In England, during the reign of Henry VIII the gown was adapted to feature a low-cut neck and bell-shaped sleeves. Today the term is often used to refer to a formal evening dress.
In other contexts, a gown can also be the protective outer clothing worn by surgeons and support staff during operations or the formal outer garment worn by academics, judges, or peers, also known as a robe.
ETYM French, from Late Lat. rauba a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. Related to Rob, Rubbish.
Any loose flowing garment.
Long and loose flowing outer garment, often the official dress used to indicate the profession of a peer, judge, or academic.
The term “gown” is also used.
ETYM Latin vestis a garment, vesture; akin to Goth. wasti, and Eng. wear: cf. French veste. Related to Wear to carry on the person, and cf. Divest, Invest, Travesty.
Sleeveless top, usually made of stretch cotton, jersey, or silk, which is worn as underwear or as part of a summer or sports outfit.
A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat; SYN. waistcoat.
vestment / vestmənt /
Množina reči vestment je vestments.
ETYM Old Eng. vestement, vestiment, Old Fren. vestement, vestiment, French vętement, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe, from vestis a garment, clothing. Related to Vest.
Esp, ceremonial garments worn by the clergy.