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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He was dressed in the garb of a Catholic priest and he bore an uncanny resemblance to the now legendary Spencer Tracy.
▪ Surgeons and their surgical teams, dressed in watertight garb, also found the low temperatures more comfortable.
▪ The scribe was dressed in the white garb of mourning, and his lined face looked worn.
▪ He was dressed in the garb of a typical construct worker, so that anybody he passed would take him for such.
▪ Most are wearing this strange garb with patterns that look somewhat like a zebra.
▪ green surgical garb
▪ Even if his beloved wife could speak to RoboCop, she would no longer recognize the man in all that garb.
▪ He was dressed in the garb of a Catholic priest and he bore an uncanny resemblance to the now legendary Spencer Tracy.
▪ He was dressed in the garb of a typical construct worker, so that anybody he passed would take him for such.
▪ Most are wearing this strange garb with patterns that look somewhat like a zebra.
▪ Objections have arisen to Catholic nuns teaching in religious garb.
▪ That is why, years later, he adopted the loincloth as his garb.
▪ The objective was to determine how well the improved garb will keep the astronauts warm.
▪ The registered Republicans of Arizona responded to all those front page pictures of Pat Buchanan in western garb.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Garb \Garb\ (g[aum]rb), n. [OF. garbe looks, countenance, grace, ornament, fr. OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i], ornament, dress. akin to E. gear. See Gear, n.]

    1. Clothing in general.

    2. The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge.

    3. Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century.

  1. External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.

    You thought, because he could not speak English in the native garb, he could not therefore handle an English cudgel.


Garb \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).


Garb \Garb\, v. t. To clothe; array; deck.

These black dog-Dons Garb themselves bravely.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"fashion of dress," 1620s, from earlier sense "person's outward demeanor" (c.1600), originally "elegance, stylishness" (1590s), from Middle French garbe "graceful outline, gracefulness, comeliness" (Modern French galbe) or directly from Italian garbo "grace, elegance, pleasing manners, " which is from Old High German gar(a)wi "dress, equipment, preparation," or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *garwi- "equipment; adornment" (see gear (n.)).


"to dress, clothe, array," 1836, from garb (n.). Related: Garbed (1590s); garbing.


Etymology 1 n. 1 fashion, style of dressing oneself up. (from late 16thc.) 2 A type of dress or clothing. (from early 17thc.) 3 (lb en figurative) A guise, external appearance. vb. (context transitive English) To dress in garb. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context heraldiccharge English) A wheat sheaf. 2 A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.


n. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" [syn: attire, dress]


v. provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: dress, clothe, enclothe, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel] [ant: undress]


Garb may refer to:

  • Clothing
  • Garb, a wheat sheaf in heraldry

Usage examples of "garb".

She continued to smile at him, and despite his unkempt appearance and the prison garb that marked him an absconder, she showed no sign of being afraid of him, Michael realized, with astonishment.

Studying them in the red sunset light, Alec could see that they were hard-faced characters in rough traveling garb.

Phoebe Simms was not yet accoutred to appear as Madame Alp at intermission, but Florian and Fitzfarris decided that the triplets were worth displaying even in their duckling-looking garb of threadbare old homespun and big new shoes.

Anglo-Australian tunnel by two ruffians, the more savage being a jack-of-all trades whom I had previously known by sight as a hanger-on of the journalistic profession, while the other, a sinister figure in a strange tropical garb, was posing as an Artesian engineer, though his appearance was more reminiscent of Whitechapel.

Six in all, they were garbed in puffy suits of asbestos, with grimy faces glaring through the fronts of their helmets.

It had been a day full of obligations and endless ministerial duties, including a meeting with Larry Garber regarding his drawings of the sacristy, revised based on their telephone exchange, and a general review of the floor plan for the nave, the baptistry, and the choir.

The ba was there, still dressed in the Betan garb of its discarded alias, jacket and sarong and sandals.

I had a Cameleon for a neighbour, who, in the garb of an Irishman, flung his three half-shovels out of a hole on the hill punctually every morning, and that was his work before breakfast.

They were dressed in their fine gold-laced garbs and nobody knew Charles when he came to the clachan, but all wondered, for they were on horseback, and rode to the house where his mother lived when he went away, but which was then occupied by Miss Sabrina and her school.

He was attired in the same sort of flowing garb as that worn by the monks of Dariel, and with his tall, spare figure, long, silvery beard and deep-sunken yet still brilliant dark eyes, he might have served as a perfect model for one of the inspired prophets of bygone ancient days.

It was a very natural fancy at my age, for I had just passed through two armies in which I had seen no respect paid to any garb but to the military uniform, and I did not see why I should not cause myself to be respected likewise.

Doch wenn sie kommen, dann erinnert euch: der Tod, Mein Sohn und Mein Diener, ist nur der Schnitter, der Meine Garben einbringt.

Mr Frederick Dyse was the more impressive, garbed as it was in a dark tailcoat and tightly-fitting striped breeches, with a curly-brimmed beaver adorning his exquisitely curled and powdered hair.

I kissed the hand which was giving me the key of that mysterious temple, and I enquired from the charming woman whether I should see her in her conventual garb.

She dismissed the feeling, and assumed her own bright face as Dame Farina reappeared, bearing on her arm a convent garb, and other apparel.