What does wardrobe mean?

Definitions for wardrobe
ˈwɔr droʊbwardrobe

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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

Wiktionary

  1. wardrobe(Noun)

    A cabinet in which clothes may be stored.

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

  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.

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

  3. wardrobe(Noun)

    A collection of clothing.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Wardrobe(verb)

    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. Wardrobe(verb)

    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  

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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Numerology

  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. Melania Trump:

    It's a jacket, after today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on Melania Trump wardrobe.

  2. David Beckham:

    He steals something from my wardrobe every single day, i had a pair of Saint Laurent leather trousers that I had never worn, and Brooklyn found them and wore them and is still wearing them. Those trousers were my trousers and they're definitely not anymore.

  3. 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.

  4. David Blond:

    What we like to do is something that really borders on fantasy and reality, it's a combination of costume and fashion. There really isn't a way to define it because for our clients, this is their work wardrobe ... It's not for the average person.

  5. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera it is the ego they cannot forgo.

Images & Illustrations of wardrobe

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