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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb garb:


Definition of garb

What does garb mean?


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


  1. provide with clothes or put clothes on

Alternative definition


  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.


  1. [transitive] To dress in garb.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for garb

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Google previewVampyre Sanguinomicon (2010)

The Lexicon of the Living Vampire by Father Sebastiaan

Mundane garb is the chameleon skin that you wear in the mundane world, or the “normal clothes” that allow the Strigoi Vii to blend in at work, school, and in public . Mundane attire can also be excellent for walking unnoticed amongst the ...

Google previewWoody on Rye (2013)

Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen by Vincent Brook, Marat Grinberg

garb is an intense exaggeration of Alvy's Jewishness and therefore equally artificial. Surely the beard and hat form the mask and the “real” Alvy is the man in the sports coat. Hasidic costume play thus presents a dialectic in which Alvy ...

Google previewHeraldic Design (2012)

Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage by Hubert Allcock

The garb is a sheaf of grain. Its binding cord and the “ears” may _vary in tincture, but garb is usually gold over-all. Similar in origin to the cinquefoil, the quatrefoil has four cusps. The rose is shown from above, only the bloom and its parts visible ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism (2004)

by Shelley Rabinovitch, James Lewis

The garb worn to perform religious ritual takes on yet another dimension, for it not only indicates the rank and role of the priest or magician to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

were defined by the stained and tattered garb that they stood in, most often all that they owned. This world of scarcity, in which every petticoat, shirt, shift, and pair of boots was precious, was undone in the early nineteenth century.

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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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