1) N-COUNT A robe is a loose piece of clothing which covers all of your body and reaches the ground. You can describe someone as wearing a robe or as wearing robes. [FORMAL]

Pope John Paul II knelt in his white robes before the simple altar.

...a fur-lined robe of green silk.

2) N-COUNT A robe is a piece of clothing, usually made of towelling, which people wear in the house, especially when they have just got up or had a bath.

Ryle put on a robe and went down to the kitchen.


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