Gown vs Manteau - What's the difference?
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.
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.
A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
Any sort of dress or garb.
The robe worn by a surgeon.
- In the perennial town versus gown battles, townies win some violent battles, but the collegians are winning the war.
* dressing gown
* town and gown
To dress in a gown, to don or garb with a gown.
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.