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Meaning of “wardrobe” in the English Dictionary

"wardrobe" in British English

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wardrobenoun

uk   /ˈwɔː.drəʊb/  us   /ˈwɔːr.droʊb/
[C] all of the ​clothes that a ​personowns: I need a new ​summer wardrobe (= new ​clothes for ​summer). Jeans are an ​indispensablepart of most people's wardrobe.B1 [C] mainly UK a ​tallcupboard in which you ​hangyourclothes: He ​hung his ​suit in the wardrobe. She was ​showing me her new built-in/​fitted wardrobes. [U] a ​department in a ​theatre, ​filmcompany, etc. that is in ​charge of the ​clothes that the ​actorswear on ​stage, making ​certain that they are ​clean, ​repairing them and sometimes making them: He's in ​charge of wardrobe at the ​localamateurtheatre.

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(Definition of wardrobe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wardrobenoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɔr·droʊb/
the ​clothes that a ​personowns, or a ​particulartype of ​clothes that a ​personowns: She has a different wardrobe for every ​occasion. A wardrobe is also a ​piece of ​furniture where ​clothes are ​kept.
(Definition of wardrobe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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