kaftan

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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
The kaftan just revealed a waistcoat of a shade of blue, with gold and green buttons and embroidery.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
He threw his arms around the sultan, crushing the satin of his kaftan and his armload of scrolls against his body.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Labakan entered triumphantly, and spread his kaftan before the astonished eyes of the sultan.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
It was a most orthodox town, where everyone but the Feldscher and the ladies' tailor wore kaftans.
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
Gird on thy kaftan quickly.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
His mode of life was quite that of a Polish Jew, with long fore-locks and dressed in a long kaftan with girdle.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Then the strange knight crossed the bridge and saluted King Kaftan, who was standing on the bank looking at the river like one dazed.
"The Diamond Fairy Book" by Various
Over these are worn white linen kaftans.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by Péter Vay
He wore clogs, a gray kaftan, and a shirt without gussets.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
He had gone to the county town, to buy seersucker for kaftans to clothe his retainers.
"The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories" by Iván Turgénieff
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