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.

  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.

  3. wardrobenoun

    A collection of clothing.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wardrobenoun

    A room where cloaths are kept.

    Etymology: garderobe, French; garderoba, low Lat.

    The third had of their wardrobe custody,
    In which were not rich tires nor garments gay,
    The plumes of pride, and wings of vanity,
    But cloaths meet to keep keen cold away. Fairy Queen.

    I will kill all his coats,
    I’ll murder all his wardrobe piece by piece
    Until I meet the king. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Behold!
    What from his wardrobe her belov’d allows,
    To deck the wedding day of his unspotted spouse. Dryden.

    It would not be an impertinent design to make a kind of an old Roman wardrobe, where you should see toga’s and tunica’s, the chlamys and trabea, and all the different vests and ornaments so often mentioned in the Greek and Roman authors. Addison.

Wikipedia

  1. Wardrobe

    A wardrobe or armoire or almirah 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 closets 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 has 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 of England'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. Additionally, an armoire is a wardrobe that is wider than a grown adult's arm span, while a wardrobe is smaller.

ChatGPT

  1. wardrobe

    A wardrobe is a large, tall cabinet or closet used for storing clothes. It typically contains hangers or shelves, and may also include drawers. In a broader context, it can also refer to the collection of clothing that one owns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wardrobeverb

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

  2. Wardrobeverb

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

  3. Wardrobeverb

    a privy

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

Wikidata

  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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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

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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. Mark Kelly:

    One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek, and being able to be on ‘Jeopardy!’ years ago -- even though my wardrobe outfit wasn’t the greatest choice … they are doing some guest hosting spots and … I have the opportunity to do one of those.

  2. Matt Souveny:

    I'm going to continue clearing out things that I don't wear, especially if I plan to make any future purchases, maintaining a small, manageable wardrobe.

  3. Christine Ross:

    Meghan's wardrobe is really unique because there are so many bespoke pieces in it and we'll really never know how much those cost.

  4. Edmund Ooi:

    It's basically a reinterpretation of a schoolboy in the future. So, when I was thinking about schoolboys, they don't really have uniforms these days but they still kind of have the same kind of clothes, all of them, so, I just took out all their clothes from their wardrobe, like what they're wearing these days and reinterpreted it for the future.

  5. Tara Kuczykowski:

    Take advantage of the end-of-summer clearance sales. All the short sleeves, all the shorts, it's easier to stretch those items than to buy the big fall wardrobe they're not even going to wear for a few months.

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