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NOUN (5)

1. a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions;

2. the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located;
- Example: "the relations between town and gown are always sensitive"

3. lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women;
[syn: nightgown, gown, nightie, night-robe, nightdress]

4. protective garment worn by surgeons during operations;
[syn: gown, surgical gown, scrubs]

5. outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions;
[syn: gown, robe]


VERB (1)

1. dress in a gown;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gown \Gown\ (goun), n. [OE. goune, prob. from W. gwn gown, loose robe, akin to Ir. gunn, Gael. g[`u]n; cf. OF. gone, prob. of the same origin.] 1. A loose, flowing upper garment; especially: (a) The ordinary outer dress of a woman, especially one that is full-length/ex>. (b) The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military. [1913 Webster] He Mars deposed, and arms to gowns made yield. --Dryden. (c) A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown. [1913 Webster] 2. Any sort of dress or garb. [1913 Webster] He comes . . . in the gown of humility. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An evening gown. [PJC] 4. The students and faculty of a college and university, as opposed to the local inhabitants not connected to the university; -- used often in the phrase "town and gown", referring to interactions between the university and the local townspeople; as, a town and gown dispute. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gown n 1: a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions 2: the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located; "the relations between town and gown are always sensitive" 3: lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women [syn: nightgown, gown, nightie, night- robe, nightdress] 4: protective garment worn by surgeons during operations [syn: gown, surgical gown, scrubs] 5: outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions [syn: gown, robe] v 1: dress in a gown
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "gown": bonnet, boot, breech, cap, cloak, coat, coif, dress, duds, frock, garment, hat, hood, jacket, jupe, mantle, rag, raiment, robe, shirt, shoe, skirt, sock, stocking, togs, vestment, vesture