American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A distinctive style or form of clothing; dress: clerical garb.
- n. An outward appearance; a guise: presented their radical ideas in the garb of moderation.
- v. To cover with or as if with clothing; dress.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Outward appearance; manner of speech, dress, deportment, etc.; mien; demeanor; hence, mode; manner; fashion; style of doing anything.
- n. Fashion or mode of dress, or the dress itself; dress; costume, especially as befitting or peculiar to some particular position or station in life, or characteristic of a class or period: as, dressed in his official garb; in the garb of old Gaul.
- n. Synonyms Apparel, garments, raiment, attire, habiliments, costume.
- To dress; clothe; array.
- n. A sheaf or bundle, as of grain or arrows: obsolete except in certain specific applications. In heraldry, a garb is a sheaf of any kind of grain, but specifically a sheaf of wheat. When other than wheat, the kind must be expressed. Formerly, a garb of arrows was a bundle of 24 arrows. A garb of steel consists of 30 blocks or ingots. Also
- n. figuratively a guise, external appearance
- v. transitive To dress in garb.
- n. heraldry A wheat sheaf.
- n. A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Clothing in general.
- n. The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office.
- n. Costume; fashion.
- n. External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.
- n. (Her.) A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).
- v. To clothe; array; deck.
- n. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
- v. provide with clothes or put clothes on
- French gerbe; akin to German Garbe (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French garbe, grace, from Italian garbo, from garbare, to please, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Traditionalists fear their regional garb is being obscured by tourists and designers appropriating cotton and even plastic versions of their beloved clothing.”
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“The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims.”
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“Appearing in gray garb from the Denver County Jail over a white long-sleeve T-shirt, Sean Mueller, 42 years old, accepted a plea agreement that calls for no more than 40 years in prison.”
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