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. Mike Richards:

    During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering, donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lydia Buckner:

    If you can't walk a block comfortably, you're going to regret it -- senior to freshman advice, trust me, I know those heels look supercute but your blistered feet will definitely not. You want to be able to cheer and jump without constantly worrying about a wardrobe malfunction.

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