Definition of armoire
: a usually tall cupboard or wardrobe
Recent Examples of armoire from the Web
Trophies and tutus, grandma’s broken armoire, faded photos of women in bikinis, auntie’s china, calculus textbooks, the box of Wheaties with the Redskins on it, and at least one full dress military uniform were left behind, in drifts and piles.
In the bedroom, Pate's jewelry collection is displayed on hooks on an armoire and a vanity.
Some furniture, such as the dining room buffet and a huge armoire in the living room, feels antique.
The stunning kitchen has a custom island designed as a breakfast bar, dual custom pantries, unique built-in armoire storage, commercial grade range and hood, and an abundance of storage.
Its wood door is 48 inches wide on the outside and 36 inches wide on the inside to accommodate an armoire.
Also gracing the walls is paneling from an old Swedish skap, or armoire, imported from her country house south of Stockholm.
A dress from Paris hangs in the armoire, and drawers hold exquisite underthings.
Richard found Emma on the beach, deeply wounded, and brought her to Alfred Duperier, a doctor who had survived the storm by tying himself to an armoire and floating on it for 20 hours.
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Origin and Etymology of armoire
Middle French, from Old French armaire, from Latin armarium, from arma
First Known Use: 1571See Words from the same year
ARMOIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armoire for English Language Learners
: a tall piece of furniture that usually has two doors and that is used to store things (such as clothes)
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