wardrobe

  • 1 Wardrobe — Ward robe , n. [OE. warderobe, OF. warderobe, F. garderobe; of German origin. See {Ward}, v. t., and {Robe}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wardrobe — late 14c., room where wearing apparel is kept, earlier a private chamber (c.1300), from O.N.Fr. warderobe, variant of O.Fr. garderobe place where garments are kept, from warder to keep, guard (see WARD (Cf. ward) (v.)) + robe garment (see ROBE… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 wardrobe — [wôr′drōb΄] n. [ME warderobe < NormFr, for OFr garderobe < garder (see GUARD) + robe, ROBE] 1. a closet or movable cabinet, usually relatively tall and provided with hangers, etc., for holding clothes 2. a room where clothes are kept; esp …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 wardrobe — [n] clothes or furniture for storing clothes apparel, attire, buffet, bureau, chest, chiffonier, closet, clothing, commode, costumes, cupboard, drapes*, dresser, dry goods, duds*, ensembles, garments, locker, outfits, rags*, suits, threads*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 wardrobe — ► NOUN 1) a large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored. 2) a person s entire collection of clothes. 3) the costume department or costumes of a theatre or film company. 4) a department of a royal or noble household in charge of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 wardrobe — noun 1 for storing clothes ⇨ See also ↑closet ADJECTIVE ▪ built in, fitted (both BrE) ▪ double (BrE) ▪ walk in (BrE) VERB + WARDROBE …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 Wardrobe — A wardrobe (sometimes called an armoire ) 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… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 wardrobe — /wawr drohb/, n., v., wardrobed, wardrobing. n. 1. a stock of clothes or costumes, as of a person or of a theatrical company. 2. a piece of furniture for holding clothes, now usually a tall, upright case fitted with hooks, shelves, etc. 3. a room …

    Universalium

  • 9 wardrobe */ — UK [ˈwɔː(r)drəʊb] / US [ˈwɔrdˌroʊb] noun Word forms wardrobe : singular wardrobe plural wardrobes 1) [countable] a large piece of furniture like a large cupboard where you can hang your clothes Ted was putting his clean clothes away in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Wardrobe —    Throughout most of the 19th century, designing and constructing costumes for a specific production was seldom done. An actor was expected to furnish his or her own theatrical wardrobe, and the ability to do so was a major factor in one s… …

    The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • 11 wardrobe — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)droʊb[/t]] wardrobes 1) N COUNT A wardrobe is a tall cupboard or cabinet in which you can hang your clothes. 2) N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s wardrobe is the total collection of clothes that they have. Her wardrobe consists primarily… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 wardrobe — n. clothes 1) an autumn (esp. BE), fall (AE); spring; summer; winter wardrobe 2) (misc.) I bought a whole new wardrobe for the cruise * * * [ wɔːdrəʊb] spring summer winter wardrobe fall ( AE) (misc.) I bought a …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 wardrobe — war|drobe [ˈwo:drəub US ˈwo:rdroub] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: warderobe, from warder ( WARDEN) + robe robe ] 1.) BrE a piece of furniture like a large cupboard that you hang clothes in →↑closet ▪ Can you hang these in the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 wardrobe — ward|robe [ wɔrd,roub ] noun * 1. ) count a large piece of furniture where you can hang your clothes: Ted was putting his clean clothes away in the wardrobe. a fitted wardrobe (=one built to fit a particular space) 2. ) count the clothes that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 wardrobe — n. 1 a large movable or built in cupboard with rails, shelves, hooks, etc., for storing clothes. 2 a person s entire stock of clothes. 3 the costume department or costumes of a theatre, a film company, etc. 4 a department of a royal household in… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 wardrobe — noun 1 (C) BrE a piece of furniture like a large cupboard that you hang clothes in; closet 1 (2) AmE 2 (C) the clothes that someone has: Princess Diana requires an extensive wardrobe. 3 (singular) a department in a theatre, television company etc …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 wardrobe — noun 1) she bought new shirts to expand his wardrobe Syn: collection of clothes; garments, attire, outfits; trousseau 2) chiefly Brit. she opened the wardrobe Syn: (clothes) closet, armoire, locker …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 wardrobe — noun Etymology: Middle English warderobe, from Anglo French *warderobe, garderobe, from warder, garder to guard + robe robe Date: 14th century 1. a. a room or closet where clothes are kept b. clothespress c. a large trunk in which clothes may be… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 wardrobe — [14] A wardrobe was originally a room in which clothes were kept. It did not shrink to a cupboard until the 18th century. The word was borrowed from Old Northern French warderobe, a compound formed from warder ‘look after, keep’ (a relative of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 wardrobe — ward•robe [[t]ˈwɔr droʊb[/t]] n. v. robed, rob•ing 1) sbz clo a collection or stock of clothes or costumes 2) fur a piece of furniture for holding clothes, usu. a tall, upright case fitted with a rail or hooks for hanging clothes 3) a room or… …

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