noun ward·robe \ˈwr-ˌdrōb\

: a collection of clothes that a person owns or wears

: the clothes worn by actors in films, plays, etc.; also : the department that keeps and takes care of the clothes for films, plays, etc.

: a room, closet, or chest where clothes are kept

Full Definition of WARDROBE

a :  a room or closet where clothes are kept
b :  clothespress
c :  a large trunk in which clothes may be hung upright
a :  a collection of wearing apparel (as of one person or for one activity) <a summer wardrobe>
b :  a collection of stage costumes and accessories
:  the department of a royal or noble household entrusted with the care of wearing apparel, jewels, and personal articles

Examples of WARDROBE

  1. She has a new summer wardrobe.
  2. She went to wardrobe for her fitting.

Origin of WARDROBE

Middle English warderobe, from Anglo-French *warderobe, garderobe, from warder, garder to guard + robe robe
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, yeoman
WARDROBE Defined for Kids


noun ward·robe \ˈwr-ˌdrōb\

Definition of WARDROBE for Kids

:  a room, closet, or large chest where clothes are kept
:  the clothes a person owns


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