Definitions for wardrobeˈwɔr droʊb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ward•robeˈwɔr droʊb(n.; v.)-robed, -rob•ing.

  1. (n.)a collection or stock of clothes or costumes.

    Category: Showbiz, Clothing

  2. a piece of furniture for holding clothes, usu. a tall, upright case fitted with a rail or hooks for hanging clothes.

    Category: Furniture

  3. a room or place in which to keep clothes or costumes.

  4. the department of a royal or other great household charged with the care of wearing apparel. a department in a motion-picture or television studio that supplies and maintains costumes.

    Category: Showbiz

  5. (v.t.)to provide with a wardrobe.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of wardrobe:

1250–1300; ME warderobe < AF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. wardrobe(noun)

    collection of clothing belonging to one person

  3. wardrobe(noun)

    collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wardrobe(noun)ˈwɔr droʊb

    the clothes sb owns

    your summer wardrobe

  2. wardrobeˈwɔr droʊb

    a closet for storing clothes

    ***Hang it in the wardrobe.

Wiktionary

  1. wardrobe(Noun)

    A cabinet in which clothes may be stored.

  2. wardrobe(Noun)

    The department (or people working in that department) that obtains and stores articles of clothing for use in theatrical or motion picture productions.

  3. wardrobe(Noun)

    A collection of clothing.

  4. Origin: From warderobe, a northern variant of garderobe, from garder ‘to keep safe’ + robe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wardrobe(verb)

    a room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes

  2. Wardrobe(verb)

    wearing apparel, in general; articles of dress or personal decoration

  3. Wardrobe(verb)

    a privy

Freebase

  1. Wardrobe

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wardrobe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3753

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wardrobe' in Nouns Frequency: #2810


Translations for wardrobe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wardrobe(noun)

a cupboard in which clothes may be hung

Hang your suit in the wardrobe.

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