oxford views updated May 29 2018
garb1 / gärb/ •
n. clothing or dress, esp. of a distinctive or special kind: the black and brown garb of a Franciscan friar.•
v. [tr.] (usu. be garbed) dress in distinctive clothes: she was garbed in Indian shawls.garb2 •
n. Heraldry a sheaf of wheat.
oxford views updated May 21 2018
†grace, elegance; †style, fashion XVI; (fashion of) dress XVII. — F. †garbe
) — It. garbo
— Gmc. *ʒarwī
adornment), f. *ʒarwu-
gale views updated May 23 2018
a bundle, 1502. See also gavel, glean, sheaf.
Examples: garb of oats; of steel rods; of wheat.