from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall cabinet, closet, or small room built to hold clothes.
- n. Garments considered as a group, especially all the articles of clothing that belong to one person.
- n. The costumes belonging to a theater or theatrical troupe.
- n. The place in which theatrical costumes are kept.
- n. The department in charge of wearing apparel, jewelry, and accessories in a royal or noble household.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cabinet in which clothes may be stored.
- n. The department (or people working in that department) that obtains and stores articles of clothing for use in theatrical or motion picture productions.
- n. A collection of clothing.
- v. To provide (a film, a customer, etc.) with clothing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes.
- n. Wearing apparel, in general; articles of dress or personal decoration.
- n. A privy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a room or large closet in which clothes were kept, and in which the making of clothes, repairing, etc., were carried on.
- n. A piece of furniture for the keeping of clothes, especially a large press closed by means of a door or doors, in which clothes can be hung up, and sometimes having shelves and drawers as well.
- n. The clothes belonging to one person at one time.
- n. A privy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. collection of clothing belonging to one person
- n. collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
- n. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Middle English warderobe, from Old North French : warder, to guard; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots + robe, garment; see robe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Northern French warderobe, a northern variant of garderobe, from garder ‘to keep safe’ + robe. (Wiktionary)