wardrobe

All of the clothes in your closet make up your wardrobe. If you're tired of your wardrobe, it just might be time to go shopping.

From the words warder, meaning “to protect”, and robe, meaning a “piece of clothing,” wardrobe originally meant an entire room where a person's clothing was stored. Nowadays, most people don’t have an entire room for their clothes, so the word wardrobe has downsized to just a large cabinet, or the clothing itself. A wardrobe can also be the costumes (or the costume department) of a theater company or movie.

Definitions of wardrobe
  1. noun
    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
    synonyms: closet, press
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    types:
    armoire
    a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons
    clothes closet, clothespress
    a closet where clothes are stored
    coat closet
    a closet for storing outerwear
    type of:
    article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture
    furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
  2. noun
    collection of clothing belonging to one person
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  3. noun
    collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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