ar·​moire | \ ärm-ˈwär How to pronounce armoire (audio) , Southern also ˈär-mər\

Definition of armoire

: a usually tall cupboard or wardrobe

Examples of armoire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one room an object that looks like a mirrored wooden armoire lies on its back, as if marooned. The Economist, "Kevin Kwan, the quiet man behind “Crazy Rich Asians”," 9 Aug. 2019 Jurors saw pictures of the hydroponic marijuana-growing system found inside a brown, wooden armoire in Chad and Margaret Amato’s bathroom. Michael Williams,, "Grant Amato trial: Prosecution rests; defense says Chuluota man accused of killing his family will ‘probably’ testify," 12 July 2019 Green glass demijohns sit atop an antique armoire that Colby picked up from a secondhand store. Garrett Snyder,, "A first look at Antico, Chad Colby’s ode to rustic Italian cooking," 11 June 2019 House of history The repurposed armoire, which was likely produced in the 1980s, is far from being the oldest furniture piece in the home. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville couple refurbished their Victorian home to highlight historic touches," 6 June 2019 Grand armoires are a quintessential French Provincial piece, with detailed trim along the edges. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "French Provincial Design Has Always Set the Bar For Casual Elegance," 11 Jan. 2019 Now, a cute mini Wet Brush lives in my purse, an original Wet Brush stays on my armoire, and the Wet Brush Flex Dry stays on my bathroom sink for insanely easy blow drying in half the time — seriously. Mackenzie Dunn, Good Housekeeping, "This $8 Wet Brush Rescued My Hair from Tangles," 11 Apr. 2019 The full armoire measures 72 inches high by 44 inches wide and 23 inches deep, with the drawers measuring 8 inches high by 19.5 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Intricately Hand-Carved Armoire Is The Stunning Storage You Need," 30 Nov. 2018 Cabinetry, countertops, hood, sinks, and refrigerator armoire: Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Kitchen Designer Mick De Giulio on Renovating a Barn," 1 Sep. 2011

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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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