1. noun /ɡɑː(ɹ)b/
a) A type of dress or clothing.

Yorkshire supplied 500 bows, and 580 garbs of arrows, 360 of which had iron heads pointed with steel.

b) fashion, style of dressing oneself up
2. verb /ɡɑː(ɹ)b/
To dress in garb.

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  • 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. (a) Clothing in general. (b) The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • garb — [ga:b US ga:rb] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Early French garbe gracefulness , from Italian garbo] formal a particular style of clothing, especially clothes that show your type of work or look unusual ▪ priestly garb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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