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gown

gown

 
 
pronunciation:
gaUn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dress, esp. one worn on formal occasions.
 
synonyms:
formal
similar words:
dress, evening dress, frock
definition 2: any long, loose-fitting piece of clothing, such as a nightgown or the ceremonial robe worn by college faculty members or members of the clergy.
synonyms:
robe
similar words:
cassock, duster, housecoat, lingerie, nightgown, nightie, nightshirt, vestment
definition 3: the faculty and students of a college, as opposed to the other inhabitants of a college town.
the rivalry between town and gown
similar words:
academe, college, faculty, school, university
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: gowned, gowning, gowns
definition: to dress in or wear a gown.
synonyms:
dress, dress up, enrobe, vest
similar words:
apparel, drape, garb, habit
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