Meaning of “gown” in the English Dictionary

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"gown" in British English

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gownnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡaʊn/ us /ɡaʊn/

a woman's dress, especially a long one worn on formal occasions:

a ball gown

a long, loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes for a particular purpose:

a hospital gown

(Definition of “gown” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gown" in American English

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gownnoun [ C ]

us /ɡɑʊn/

a woman’s dress, esp. a long one worn on formal occasions, or a long, loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes for a particular purpose:

She wore a beautiful satin gown to the senior prom.
Students wore black gowns for the graduation ceremonies.

(Definition of “gown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)