Meaning of gown

gown

Pronunciation: (goun), [key]
— n.
  1. a woman's dress or robe, esp. one that is full-length.
  2. nightgown.
  3. dressing gown.
  4. See
  5. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various forms, worn by a man or woman as distinctive of office, profession, or status: an academic gown.
  6. the student and teaching body in a university or college town.
—v.t.
  1. to dress in a gown.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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