Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of gown.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gown.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ensuring that students return their gowns is key, because otherwise companies are just replacing bottles in landfills with fabric in landfills, said the Sierra Club's Jennifer Schwab.

    Green graduations: Cap and gown now recyclable

  • The debutantes of the season were presented at the initial receptions by their mothers in gowns with deep decolletage and train of a certain length according to their rank.

    La Jeune fille à marier | Edwardian Promenade

  • She adorns herself in gowns of 300,000 glittering Swarovski crystals and mile high Christian Louboutin stilettos, makeup and hair ever so flawlessly perfected.

    Beth Arnold: Letter from Paris: Josephine Baker Back in Paris (This Time as a Man)

  • A bold shoulder can be tough to pull off but both Naomi Watts and Rosario Dawson tried to tackle the sartorial challenge in gowns by ...

    Naomi Watts Or Rosario Dawson: Who Wore It Better? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • A bold shoulder can be tough to pull off but both Naomi Watts and Rosario Dawson tried to tackle the sartorial challenge in gowns by Stella McCartney.

    Naomi Watts Or Rosario Dawson: Who Wore It Better? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • Ostrich feathers enveloped everything, covering the abbreviated bolero jackets, squashed between two gauzy layers of tulle on the second-skin gowns and sprouting from the hips or haunches of catsuits in racy black lace.

    Balmain, Zac Posen, Rick Owens & Manish Arora Out Of This World In Paris (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • There were girls in gowns, boys in tuxes, limo rides to a place with a sit-down candlelit dinner and orchestra.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Three or four village girls, returning from the well or brook with pitchers and pails upon their heads, formed more pleasing objects, and, with their thin short-gowns and single petticoats, bare arms, legs, and feet, uncovered heads and braided hair, somewhat resembled

    Waverley

  • She did not know it, but that good old fashion of simplicity made the plain gowns pretty, and the grace of unconsciousness beautified their little wearer with the charm that makes girlhood sweetest to those who truly love and reverence it.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • The women are dressed just as oddly, in short gowns, and with their hair plaited and hanging down their backs, if they are unmarried; or a cap and cotton kerchief round their heads, if they are married.

    The World's Fair

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