from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women; a nightgown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nightgown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women


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  • In spite of the cold, I was barefoot and wearing only a coarse white cotton nightrobe.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • In disarrayed nightrobe I leap to bare feet and essay


  • He took the advice and Cornelia dried herself before wrapping herself up in her thick nightrobe.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • She moved quickly to the window and pushed it up, then turned away, picking up her discarded nightrobe and throwing it around her shoulders.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • When Lord Fenner entered the room, dressed in his nightrobe, Halla's heart skipped at the sight of his angry, stiff expression.

    Dragon's Fire

  • When she raised it, his white nightrobe was stained with blood where her lips had touched, and where the thin open wound in the neck had sent forth drops.


  • Cataldise, wearing a nightrobe, sat on a footstool in front of her favorite fireside armchair.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Though she was well into middle age, her body was still erect and firm, beautiful in her silken nightrobe.

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus

  • His eyes were fixed on me instead; or, to be specific, on the spot where my nightrobe parted, several inches lower than strict modesty might dictate, strict modesty hardly seeming necessary in bed with one's husband.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Plainly embarrassed by the necessity of riding astride, she kept tucking the folds of her nightrobe under her thighs, in a vain attempt to hide the fact that she had legs.

    Dragonfly in Amber


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