• WordNet 3.6
    • n kaftan a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
    • n kaftan a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Kaftan See Caftan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kaftan See caftan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kaftan Same as Caftan.
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In literature:

A bare-headed, barefooted peasant in a ragged kaftan stood at the front door.
"The Forged Coupon and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoy
They followed him and touched his kaftan with their lips; they pushed their children under his hands for his blessing.
"The Scapegoat" by Hall Caine
Opposite to me lay the study door, and presently I saw Jakoff enter it, accompanied by several long-bearded men in kaftans.
"Childhood" by Leo Tolstoy
He went to his son and begged that he would humour his mother, who had set her heart on his making a kaftan.
"The Crimson Fairy Book" by Various
I hurried forward to pick it up, just in time, for an old wretch in a long kaftan rushed up too.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The dress of the men consists of wide trousers and long kaftans.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
Dimian was rather amazed, but brought out his kaftan.
"Folk Tales from the Russian" by Various
He and his house were to remain "free," and were to receive yearly a magnificent kaftan, or royal present.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
There war shall be proclaimed, and the kaftans of remembrance distributed to thee and thy fellows.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
Thou wilt present thyself before him, not as now in a soiled kaftan, but in thy best.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall