What does Wardrobe mean?

Definitions for Wardrobe
ˈwɔr droʊbWardrobe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wardrobe, closet, pressnoun

    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

  2. wardrobenoun

    collection of clothing belonging to one person

  3. wardrobenoun

    collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

Wiktionary

  1. wardrobenoun

    A cabinet in which clothes may be stored.

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

  2. wardrobenoun

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

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

  3. wardrobenoun

    A collection of clothing.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wardrobeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. warderobe, OF. warderobe, F. garderobe; of German origin. See Ward, v. t., and Robe.]

  2. Wardrobeverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. warderobe, OF. warderobe, F. garderobe; of German origin. See Ward, v. t., and Robe.]

  3. Wardrobeverb

    a privy

    Etymology: [OE. warderobe, OF. warderobe, F. garderobe; of German origin. See Ward, v. t., and Robe.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. wardrobe

    A type of furniture and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    My brother has a beautiful simple wardrobe with a scene from his favorite country on it and he loves it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2016  

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wardrobe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wardrobe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Wardrobe in a Sentence

  1. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    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.

  2. Sam Rosen:

    More and more people are using it like an extension of their home or like a second closet, they send us seasonal items or luggage or even air conditioners. We have a lot of customers who do a wardrobe change two to three times per year. It’s like putting your coats in the attic and getting them back down again.

  3. Wes Gordon:

    The Carolina Herrera woman is bold, she's colorful, she's the center of the party, she's never looking for a wardrobe to disappear or blend in. I often say that, on a rainy gray day such as today, when everyone on the sidewalk will be in a black coat, the Carolina Herrera woman is in hot pink.

  4. Ann Landers:

    This may sound terribly selfish, but I love the freedom I have. I don't have to worry about a man's wardrobe, or his relatives, or his schedule, or his menu, or his allergies. I would not be married again.

  5. Helena Cawley:

    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.

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