Definition of Caftan

1. Noun. A woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East.

Exact synonyms: Kaftan
Generic synonyms: Dress, Frock

2. Noun. A (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant.
Exact synonyms: Kaftan
Generic synonyms: Cloak

Definition of Caftan

1. n. A garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash.

2. v. t. To clothe with a caftan.

Definition of Caftan

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of kaftan) ¹

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Definition of Caftan

1. a full-length tunic [n -S] : CAFTANED [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caftan

caffer cat
caffetannic acid
caffey disease
caffiene intoxication
caffè americano
caffè latte
caftan (current term)
caftaric acid
café au lait
café noisette
cage bird
cage birds
cage compound
cage compounds

Literary usage of Caftan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Child's Version of Æsop's Fables: With a Supplement Containing Fables from by Jenny H. Stickney (1896)
"The caftan was all right again, only his arms were bare for a quarter of ... So he cut off the skirts of his caftan, and used them to lengthen his sleeves. ..."

2. The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England: From the Earliest by Great Britain Parliament (1763)
"... Inter-regnum. of Londonderry, Thomas Newburgh, of Lifford-, '654> in the County of Donnegal, Efq; " caftan, ..."

3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"The Sultan was very anxious to see what sort of a caftan his son would manufacture. ... Labakan entered triumphantly, and spreading his caftan before the ..."

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