ar·​moire | \ärm-ˈwär, Southern also ˈär-mər\

Definition of armoire 

: a usually tall cupboard or wardrobe

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Cabinetry, countertops, hood, sinks, and refrigerator armoire: Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Kitchen Designer Mick De Giulio on Renovating a Barn," 1 Sep. 2011 The room itself is large enough to easily accommodate a king-size bed, nightstands, an armoire or large bureau, and overstuffed chairs for a sitting area. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: 20 Barnes Hill Road, Burlington," 11 Jan. 2018 In the dining room of Rela and Don Gleason’s home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the table and armoire were designed by Rela and made by local artisans. Elisabeth Malkin, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Bohemian Retreat In San Miguel de Allende Reflects Local Traditions," 20 Feb. 2018 Also in those rooms, wood armoires suggest the home interiors of the Davises’ era, while the beds’ large green headboards nod to the Wrigley’s pastoral expanse. Blair Kamin,, "New hotel stylishly complements Wrigley Field, but can’t match its authenticity," 6 Apr. 2018 Each design is brilliantly disguised as an armoire, cabinet, or desk that opens or folds out into a small but effective kitchen. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These Japanese micro kitchens come brilliantly disguised," 30 Apr. 2018 Conveniently addicted to laudanum, Dr. Price is soon staggering around the labyrinthine structure, besieged by generic scares: a creepy butler, a rattling armoire, a child in the grip of milky-eyed possession. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: ‘Winchester’ Has a Grim Helen Mirren. And a Silly Script.," 2 Feb. 2018 The organization's portable armoire stocked with costumes, Chelsea's Closet, rolls each month through Doernbecher and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Allan Brettman,, "Chelsea Hicks Foundation brings joy to kids' hospital stays: Season of Sharing 2017," 21 Dec. 2017 The two-poster bed, armoire, bench, and dressers are all in the brown Wrangler stain. Carolyn Weber, ELLE Decor, "Big On Comfort," 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of armoire

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armoire

Middle French, from Old French armaire, from Latin armarium, from arma

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English Language Learners Definition of armoire

: a tall piece of furniture that usually has two doors and that is used to store things (such as clothes)

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