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Noun: gown  gawn
  1. A woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
  2. The members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located
    "the relations between town and gown are always sensitive"
  3. Lingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
    - nightgown, nightie [informal], night-robe, nightdress, nighty [informal]
  4. Protective garment worn by surgeons during operations
    - surgical gown, scrubs
  5. Outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
    - robe
Verb: gown  gawn
  1. Dress in a gown

Derived forms: gowns, gowning, gowned

Type of: apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, frock, garb, garment, habilitate [archaic], intimate apparel, lingerie, nightclothes, nightwear, outerwear, overclothes, raiment [archaic], school [N. Amer], sleepwear, tog [informal], uni [Brit, informal], university

Encyclopedia: Gown