Definition of Academic gown
1. Noun. A gown worn by academics or judges.
Group relationships: Academic Costume
Specialized synonyms: Geneva Gown
Generic synonyms: Gown, Robe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Academic Gown
Literary usage of Academic gown
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing by David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones (1812)
"... and that he was apt to indulge himself in such modish^niceties of dress, as did not always correspond with the sobriety of an academic gown. ..."
2. The Life of Rev. Sir F. A. G. Ouseley, Bart., M.A., Mus.D., Etc., Etc. by Frederick Wayland Joyce, George Robertson Sinclair (1896)
"Well, I reached his house on a Saturday evening, and after dinner I said : "Ah ! perhaps, as you asked me to bring my academic gown, you had better see it! ..."
3. The Cap and Gown in America: To which is Added an Illustrated Sketch of the by Gardner Cottrell Leonard (1896)
"... The academic gown, as used in America, is really a uniform. On its historic and picturesque side it serves to remind those who don it of the continuity ..."
4. Cambridge by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker (1907)
"The academic gown of English universities is now black, but the earlier violet gown of Trinity is recorded in the present blue gown of its undergraduates, ..."
5. Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray by Robert Harding Evans, Thomas WRIGHT (1851)
"Lord Henry Petty, in an academic gown and wig, with a chimney-sweeper's brush and shovel in his hands, is dancing merrily. Crowe, the public orator, ..."