wardrobe
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: / ˈwɔːdɹəʊb/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈwɔɹdɹoʊb/
Noun

wardrobe (plural wardrobes)

  1. (obsolete) A room for keeping clothes and armor safe, particularly a dressing room or walk-in closet beside a bedroom.
  2. (figuratively) A governmental office or department in a monarchy which purchases, keeps, and cares for royal clothes.
  3. (figuratively) The building housing such a department.
  4. (obsolete) Any closet used for storing anything.
  5. A room for keeping costumes and other property safe at a theater; a prop room.
  6. (figuratively) The department of a theater, movie studio, etc which purchases, keeps, and cares for costumes; its staff; its room(s) or building(s).
  7. A movable cupboard or cabinet designed for storing clothes, particularly as a large piece of bedroom furniture.
  8. A tall built-in cupboard or closet for storing clothes, often including a rail for coat-hangers, and usually located in a bedroom.
  9. (figuratively, uncommon) Anything that similarly stores or houses something.
    • 1605, 1st Pt. Jeronimo:
      Now death... crams his store house to the top with bloud,
      Might I now and Andrea in one fight,
      Make vp thy wardroope
      Richer by a knight.
  10. The contents of a wardrobe: an individual's entire collection of clothing.
  11. (figuratively) Any collection of clothing.
  12. (figuratively, uncommon) Any collection of anything.
  13. (obsolete) A private chamber, particularly one used for sleeping or (euphemism) urinating and defecating.
  14. (hunting, obsolete) Badger feces, particularly used in tracking game.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

wardrobe (wardrobes, present participle wardrobing; past and past participle wardrobed)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a wardrobe department, to provide clothing or sets of clothes.
    • 1954 December 11, Billboard, p. 20:
      […] impressed with the quality of the talent and production, good wardrobing and speedy pacing.



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