garb [ga:b US ga:rb] n [U]
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Early French garbe 'gracefulness', from Italian garbo]
formal a particular style of clothing, especially clothes that show your type of work or look unusual
priestly garb

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  • Garb — Garb, v. t. To clothe; array; deck. [1913 Webster] These black dog Dons Garb themselves bravely. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garb — [ garb ] noun uncount a particular type of clothing, for example clothing that shows your situation in life or the work you do: his customary military garb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • garb — [gärb] n. [OFr garbe, gracefulness < It garbo, elegance < ? Gmc * garwī > OHG gar(a)wen, to prepare, dress, ornament] 1. clothing; manner or style of dress, esp. as characteristic of an occupation, profession, or rank [clerical garb] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Garb — (g[aum]rb), n. [F. gerbe, OF. also garbe, OHG. garba, G. garbe; cf. Skr. g[.r]bh to seize, E. grab.] (Her.) A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garb — garb·less; garb; …   English syllables

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