from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A robe worn for lounging or before dressing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An item of clothing often made from cotton or another absorbent material, in the form of a long open robe with a belt to tie it around the middle and fasten it securely; often worn over pyjamas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loose and easy gown or robe worn while making the toilet or when in dishabille.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a robe worn before dressing or while lounging


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  • Jane watched as Lord Grayson stalked to the door, his dressing gown swinging out behind him.

    Tutoring Lady Jane

  • In the armoire was a pair of more ornate Moroccan foot coverings, which she thought might go well with the dressing gown Gilbert had been found in.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Her quilted dressing gown was tightly belted beneath her ample breasts, her solid legs terminating in large feet incongruously thrust into high-heeled mules trimmed with swansdown.

    No Laughing Matter

  • The doctor handed her his card and twenty dollars in gold, and presently we were escorted to the little parlor with its odiferous atmosphere and tired trappings, where the ancient alienist huddled in his dressing gown beneath a threadbare blanket, shivering despite the robust fire dancing in the hearth.

    The Monstrumologist

  • I shoved my spectacles back onto my nose and dashed the hair out of my face with the back of my hand, and caught my first sight of Lady Veronica Beaconsfield, all plump five feet one inch of her, wrapped in an incredibly gaudy green-and-yellow silk dressing gown that did nothing for her complexion.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • As Lottie hurried down the stairs to the second floor, tightening the sash of her dressing gown as she walked, the long-case clock on the landing chimed midnight.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • Nelson was there already, the empty sleeve of his dressing gown aflap in the wind, a telescope clapped to his patchless eye.

    Hokas Pokas

  • One look at his face, one glance at the multi-hued silk dressing gown swathing his long figure, and it was clear Reggie had been right.

    Hero Come Back

  • I warmed again to America, not solely because there was Gina Aquilina in a white towelling dressing gown observing our arrival from under an awning on the top deck.

    The Great California Game

  • He wore an old, wine-coloured dressing gown over faded pyjamas.

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles


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