garb


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garb \Garb\ (g[aum]rb), n. [OF. garbe looks, countenance, grace,
   ornament, fr. OHG. garaw[imac], garw[imac], ornament, dress.
   akin to E. gear. See Gear, n.]
   1.
      (a) Clothing in general.
      (b) 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.
      (c) Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the
          16th century.
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   2. External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or
      character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.
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            You thought, because he could not speak English in
            the native garb, he could not therefore handle an
            English cudgel.                       --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garb \Garb\, v. t.
   To clothe; array; deck.
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         These black dog-Dons
         Garb themselves bravely.                 --Tennyson.
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