Ward-robe

wardrobe

[wawr-drohb]
noun
1.
a stock of clothes or costumes, as of a person or of a theatrical company.
2.
a piece of furniture for holding clothes, now usually a tall, upright case fitted with hooks, shelves, etc.
3.
a room or place in which to keep clothes or costumes.
4.
the department of a royal or other great household charged with the care of wearing apparel.
6.
a department in a motion-picture or television studio in charge of supplying and maintaining costumes: Report to wardrobe right after lunch.
verb (used with object), wardrobed, wardrobing.
7.
to provide with a wardrobe.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English warderobe < Anglo-French. See ward (v.), robe

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wardrobe (ˈwɔːdrəʊb)
 
n
1.  a tall closet or cupboard, with a rail or hooks on which to hang clothes
2.  the total collection of articles of clothing belonging to one person
3.  the collection of costumes belonging to a theatre or theatrical company
 
[C14: from Old Northern French warderobe, from warder to guard + roberobe]

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wardrobe
late 14c., "room where wearing apparel is kept," earlier "a private chamber" (c.1300), from O.N.Fr. warderobe, variant of O.Fr. garderobe "place where garments are kept," from warder "to keep, guard" (see ward (v.)) + robe "garment" (see robe). Meaning
"a person's stock of clothes for wearing" is recorded from c.1400. Sense of "movable closed cupboard for wearing apparel" is recorded from 1794. Meaning "room in which theatrical costumes are kept" is attested from 1711.
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