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Definition 1: a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions - [noun denoting artifact]

(gown is a kind of ...) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

(... is a kind of gown ) the most formal gown; worn to a ball

(... is a kind of gown ) a gown worn by the bride at a wedding

(... is a kind of gown ) a gown for evening wear

(... is a kind of gown ) loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries

(... is a kind of gown ) a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea

(gown is a part of ...) piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor

"the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"

Definition 2: outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gown in the sense of this definition

(gown is a kind of ...) clothing for use outdoors

(... is a kind of gown ) a gown worn by academics or judges

(... is a kind of gown ) gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

Definition 3: protective garment worn by surgeons during operations - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gown in the sense of this definition

(gown is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 4: lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gown in the sense of this definition

(gown is a kind of ...) women's underwear and nightclothes

(gown is a kind of ...) garments designed to be worn in bed

(gown is a part of ...) a cloth cap worn in bed

Definition 5: the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located - [noun denoting group]

Samples where gown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relations between town and gown are always sensitive

(gown is a kind of ...) the body of faculty and students at a university

Definition 6: dress in a gown - [verb of body]

(gown is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

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