Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large, often ornate cabinet or wardrobe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ambry; a large wardrobe or movable cupboard, with doors and shelves; especially, one which is inclosed or shut in with doors from base to cornice, and is simple and roomy in design.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of cupboard, cabinet, or wardrobe - originally used for storing weapons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French armoire, from Old French armaire, from Latin armārium, chest, from arma, tools; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

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Borrowing from French armoire.

Examples

  • Opening up the built-in armoire, to place our belongings, I found a few strands of hair in the drawers and make-up stains along the cupboard door: traces of another woman's life.

    effacer - French Word-A-Day

  • Opening up the built-in armoire, to place our belongings, I found a few strands of hair in the drawers and make-up stains along the cupboard door: traces of another woman's life.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Opening up the built-in armoire, to place our belongings, I found a few strands of hair in the drawers and make-up stains along the cupboard door: traces of another woman's life.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Both serve many purposes: the chair seats one person and then two and gets moved and tossed about here and there while the armoire is a writing desk, a closet, a hiding place and more.

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  • Both serve many purposes: the chair seats one person and then two and gets moved and tossed about here and there while the armoire is a writing desk, a closet, a hiding place and more.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: "School For Lies" A Triumph

  • In the top of her armoire was a vintage leather suitcase that contained the artifacts of her youth.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • In the armoire was a pair of more ornate Moroccan foot coverings, which she thought might go well with the dressing gown Gilbert had been found in.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • In the top of her armoire was a vintage leather suitcase that contained the artifacts of her youth.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • In the top of her armoire was a vintage leather suitcase that contained the artifacts of her youth.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • My armoire was a hand-me-down from a friend, and beside it stood my most shameful design items: two rolling plastic drawer towers.

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