Definition of wardrobe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːdrəʊb/


1A large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored.
Example sentences
  • This is a single room with built-in pine units incorporating wardrobes, shelving, cupboards, a desk and dressing table.
  • The other bedroom at this level is a single with fitted bunk beds, a wardrobe, dressing table and sink.
  • All of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and wash hand basins while one rear bedroom also has an en suite shower room.
clothes cupboard, cupboard, cabinet, locker, storage room;
North American  closet
1.1A person’s entire collection of clothes: her wardrobe is extensive
More example sentences
  • On the back seat is my stereo, my entire wardrobe, CD collection, books, pictures and everything that meant anything to me.
  • There were colorful pareos, wrapped for wear in sundry ways by Tahitian women, who can get by with half a dozen as their entire wardrobe.
  • The collection includes virtually the entire wardrobe from formal to casual and party wear, in both Western and Indian sensibilities.
collection of clothes;
clothes, garments, attire, outfits, wear;
1.2The costume department or costumes of a theatre or film company: [as modifier]: a wardrobe assistant
More example sentences
  • As fashion designers create the wardrobes for films as well as for domestic consumers and for trade promotions abroad, the lines are getting blurred.
  • The show features performances by four young impersonators, backed by a full show band, fabulous sets and a wardrobe of spectacular costumes.
  • Our vast wardrobe of costumes is available for hire too for parties, plays and events.
1.3A department of a royal or noble household in charge of clothing.


Middle English (in the sense 'private chamber'): from Old Northern French warderobe, variant of Old French garderobe (see garderobe).

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