Meaning of “wardrobe” in the English Dictionary

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"wardrobe" in British English

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wardrobenoun

uk /ˈwɔː.drəʊb/ us /ˈwɔːr.droʊb/

[ C ] all of the clothes that a person owns:

I need a new summer wardrobe (= new clothes for summer).
Jeans are an indispensable part of most people's wardrobe.

B1 [ C ] mainly UK a tall cupboard in which you hang your clothes:

He hung his suit in the wardrobe.
She was showing me her new built-in/fitted wardrobes.

[ U ] a department in a theatre, film company, etc. that is in charge of the clothes that the actors wear on stage, making certain that they are clean, repairing them and sometimes making them:

He's in charge of wardrobe at the local amateur theatre.

More examples

  • He chose a shirt from the many in his wardrobe.
  • A long wool coat is a classic no wardrobe should be without.
  • Do you think you could contrive something for hanging my clothes on until I can get a wardrobe?
  • The wardrobe is 2 m high, 1 m wide and 60 cm deep.
  • I'm going through my wardrobe and throwing out all the clothes I don't wear any more.

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

"wardrobe" in American English

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wardrobenoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɔr·droʊb/

the clothes that a person owns, or a particular type of clothes that a person owns:

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)