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Garb appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Wonderbra gyms: is my garb red now?
  • One garb muddle if I field dumb rage, no?
  • Tiny rare nit in a stiff umbrage-garb muff: it’s an itinerary nit.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb garb:

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Definition of the noun garb

What does garb mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: garbs

  1. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Alternative definition of the noun garb


  1. A type of dress or clothing.
  2. fashion, style of dressing oneself up
  3. [figuratively] a guise, external appearance
  4. [heraldiccharge] A wheat sheaf.
  5. A measure of arrows in the Middle Ages.

Definition of the verb garb

What does garb mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: garbed | garbing | garbs

  1. provide with clothes or put clothes on

Alternative definition of the verb garb


  1. [transitive] To dress in garb.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for garb

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Google previewThe Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing (2009)

101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner by Tom Rosenbauer

The traditional garb is a fishing vest with ...

Google previewPortugal (2004)

A Traveller's History by H. V. Livermore

To northerners it is the deep south, but from an Arabic orientation it was the far west The garb is the sunset and is also the name of Morocco, the Magrib. At first, the invaders did not much care about the north-west, but thought of pursuing the ...

Google previewThe Revolution in Words (2001)

Righting Women, 1868-1871 by Lana F. Rakow, Cheris Kramarae

The Bulletin wonders whether the garb is a silk trail sweeping a yard or more into the mire; boots with heels under the instep, deforming the ankles and giving the whole figure an awkward stoop forward; hair combed back from the face so as to ...

Google previewTrading Options in Turbulent Markets (2012)

Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management by Larry Shover

However,muchmore important than the prophet's garb is the prophet's results. Predicting thefuture is arguably the onlyarea inwhich humansare always spectacularly incompetent. StanleyKubrick's classicscience fictionfilm 2001: ASpace ...

Google previewClose-up on Sunset Boulevard (2003)

Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream by Sam Staggs

reality, however, Norma's Salome garb is a froufrou, diaphanous cape over a strapless gown, with flashing mirroreddisks inherhair thatresemble giant sequins. And braceletsthat outjangle a cellphone. This ensemble is perhaps even more ...

Google previewThe Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices (1984)

by James M. Robinson

process, sharing an in-group's knowledge both of the disaster-course of the culture and of an ideal, radical alternative not commonly known — all this in modern garb is the real challenge rooted in such materials as the Nag Hammadi library.

Google previewTales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (2011)

by Patricia Highsmith

There are as many females as males, sometimes hard to tell which, since the garb is an overcoat, worn-out flat shoes or boots, an old felt hat or a pulled down woolen cap, and they don't bother with haircuts. They gravitate to big cities, ...

Google previewWhat Is Veiling? (2014)

by Sahar Amer

In the nineteenth century, and in some secular and liberal circles still today, the Muslim veil is inextricably associated with discussions of development, reform, and progress, and women's garb is the key measure 4 Introduction.

Google previewThe Clans, Septs & Regiments of the Scottish Highlands (1970)

by Frank Adam

In modern Albania, on the shores of the Adriatic, the clan system is still in full swing and the national garb is a species of kilt. Mrs. Will Gordon, in A Woman in the Balkans (Nelson, 1918), says : " The different tribes [of Albania] wage war one ...

Google previewHe Says/she Says Shakespeare (2008)

by Francesco Aristide Ancona, Mary Ives Thompson

garb is a powerful symbol, but it is not the sole determining factor in Rosalind's newly discovered self-reliance. Instead, it is the combination of the clothing and the absence of any male authority figure that allows Rosalind to become a fully ...

Google previewThe Nag Hammadi Library in English (1984)

by James McConkey Robinson

process, sharing an in-group's knowledge both of the disaster-course of the culture and of an ideal, radical alternative not commonly known — all this in modern garb is the real challenge rooted in such materials as the Nag Hammadi library.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

AM 'garom mo'salo Garard BR 'gard:d AM 'gerard garb BR ga:b, -Z ...

Google previewThe Outlines of Materia Medica, Regional Symptomatology, and a Clinical Dictionary (1865)

Garb, v., IPEC, Nit. ae, PULS. (Coffee) — Ars., Canth., Caus., CHAM., Hep., IGN., Lye, NUX, Sulp. (Meat) — Ant, Ars., CAEB. V., Chin., Nux, Puis.

Google previewAn Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great Britain and Ireland (1874)

by John Woody Papworth

a garb .... quartering a leopard's head. William SvwAnD, London, 1330. Arg. a boar's head couped in pale az. in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Garb, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and James M. Wood See also Constructivist Theory (v2); Empirically Based Professional Practice (v1); Evidence-Based Treatments (v2); Free Association (v2); Narrative Therapy (v2); Psychoanalysis and ...

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Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Mar.24, 2010: An elderly Orthodox Jew, dressed in black garb and a tallit (prayer shawl) walks along a street in downtown Jerusalem.Small photo of Evening garb: Dandelion on sundown sunSmall photo of Portrait of street musician with garb playing accordion at the Florian Gate in Kraków, Lesser Poland, Poland on December 3rd, 2016.Small photo of LISBON - APRIL 13, 2009: A mime artist covered in white garb and makeup takes a pause in movement until the next monetary donation.Small photo of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - June 11, 2007: An arrow flying mid-air after launched by a male archer in traditional garb at the Naadam Festival archery competitionSmall photo of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - June 12, 2007: Panning shot of Mongolian man in tradtional garb riding horse across the steppe in the grassy countrysideSmall photo of A young boy dressed in St. Patrick's day garb yelling with his eyes closed. More...

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Garb Meaning

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Quotes about garb

Vice is most dangerous when it puts on the garb of virtue.
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Scrabble value of G2A1R1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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