wardrobe, closet, press(noun)
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
collection of clothing belonging to one person
collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
A cabinet in which clothes may be stored.
The department (or people working in that department) that obtains and stores articles of clothing for use in theatrical or motion picture productions.
A collection of clothing.
Origin: From warderobe, a northern variant of garderobe, from garder ‘to keep safe’ + robe.
a room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes
wearing apparel, in general; articles of dress or personal decoration
Origin: [OE. warderobe, OF. warderobe, F. garderobe; of German origin. See Ward, v. t., and Robe.]
A wardrobe, also known as an armoire from the French, is a standing closet used for storing clothes. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with cupboards and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly. Throughout the chronological changes in the form of the enclosure, it more or less retained its preset function as a place to retain a king’s robe. The word has gained coinage over successive generations as an independent store for among others, preserving precious items for a ruler like gold, well highlighted in King Edward I's times. It is also a simple patio where clothes are hung from metal bars or tucked inside utility racks running from up to down. The modern wardrobe differs in one respect from the historical one for its triple partitioning: there are two linear compartments on either side with shelves as well as a middle space made up of hanging pegs and drawers, the latter being a latter-day addition, besides a clothes’ press in the higher central space on level with a person’s chest.
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Rank popularity for the word 'wardrobe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3753
Rank popularity for the word 'wardrobe' in Nouns Frequency: #2810
The numerical value of wardrobe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wardrobe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am sorry if anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the half time performance.
Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera it is the ego they cannot forgo.
Our women's business has never been stronger than it is right now, it is back. It's in growth mode. No-one traded their entire wardrobe for yoga pants.
They make the legs look good, and that translated into the rest of wardrobe, into slimming fitness tops that, while they’re close to body, can work for you.
Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
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- خزانة الملابس, خزانة, خزانة ثوبArabic
- dolab, şkafAzerbaijani
- armariCatalan, Valencian
- šatník, šatní skříň, skříň, šatnaCzech
- klædeskab, garderobe, garderobeskabDanish
- Kleiderschrank, GarderobeGerman
- ντουλάπα, γκαρνταρόμπα, ιματιοθήκη, ενδυματοθήκη, ενδυματολόγιο, κοστούμιαGreek
- empotrado, ropero, placard, armario, clóset, escaparate, guardarropaSpanish
- اشکاف, کمدPersian
- puvusto, vaatekaappiFinnish
- skáp, klædnaskápFaroese
- armoire, garde-robeFrench
- feisteas, cófraIrish
- gardrób, szekrényHungarian
- զգեստապահարան, պահարանArmenian
- lemari pakaianIndonesian
- guardaroba, armadioItalian
- אָרוֹן בְּגָדִיםHebrew
- 洋服だんす, 洋服箪笥, ワードローブ, [[洋服]][[一式]]Japanese
- dilasva, gwisktiCornish
- garderobe, garderobeskapNorwegian
- szafa, garderobaPolish
- armário, guarda-roupasPortuguese
- шкаф, гардеро́б, шифонье́р, гардеробRussian
- òrmār, garderóbaSerbo-Croatian
- gardırop, klozet, gardropTurkish
- tủ áo, quần áo, tủ quần áoVietnamese
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