Gown vs Manteau - What's the difference?

gown | manteau |


As nouns the difference between gown and manteau

is that gown is a loose, flowing upper garment while manteau is a cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.

As a verb gown

is to dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.

gown

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A loose, flowing upper garment.
  • A woman's ordinary outer dress, such as a calico or silk gown.
  • The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, such as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.
  • # The dress of civil officers, as opposed to military officers.
  • (by metonymy) The university community.
  • In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
  • A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
  • Any sort of dress or garb.
  • The robe worn by a surgeon.
  • Derived terms

    * dressing gown * town and gown

    Verb

  • To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.
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    manteau

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 915:
  • Not to mention the need to keep her manteau from becoming a sort of anti-parachute which sought to lift her free of the pavement.
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