Definition of wardrobe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôrˌdrōb/


1A large, tall cabinet 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) closet, armoire, locker, cupboard, cabinet
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;
garments, attire, outfits;
1.2The costume department or costumes of a theater or movie 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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Syllabification: ward·robe

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