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garb

G`ARB, n.

1. Dress; clothes; habit; as the garb of a clergyman or judge.

2. Fashion or mode of dress.

3. Exterior appearance; looks.

4. In heraldry, a sheaf of corn.



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G`ARB, n.

1. Dress; clothes; habit; as the garb of a clergyman or judge.

2. Fashion or mode of dress.

3. Exterior appearance; looks.

4. In heraldry, a sheaf of corn.

GARB, n. [Fr. garbe, looks, countenance; It. and Sp. garbo; Norm. garbs, clothes, dress; Russ. gerb, arms; from the root of gear.]

  1. Dress; clothes; habit; as, the garb of a clergyman or judge.
  2. Fashion or mode of dress. Denham.
  3. Exterior appearance; looks. Shak.
  4. In heraldry, a sheaf of corn. [Fr. gerbe, Sp. garba.]

Garb
  1. Clothing in general.

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  2. A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).
  3. To clothe; array; deck.

    These black dog-Dons
    Garb themselves bravely.
    Tennyson.

  4. External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.

    You thought, because he could not speak English in the native garb, he could not therefore handle an English cudgel. Shak.

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Garb

G'ARB, noun

1. Dress; clothes; habit; as the garb of a clergyman or judge.

2. Fashion or mode of dress.

3. Exterior appearance; looks.

4. In heraldry, a sheaf of corn.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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antedate

AN'TEDATE, n. [Infra.] Prior date; a date antecedent to another.

AN'TEDATE, v.t. [L. ante, and datum, given. See Date.]

1. To date before the true time; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to express a date anterior to the true time of its execution.

2. To anticipate; to take before the true time.

And antedate the bliss above.

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