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 (ärm-wär′, ärm′wär)
A large, often ornate cabinet or wardrobe.

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


(Furniture) a large cabinet, originally used for storing weapons
[C16: from French, from Old French armaire, from Latin armārium chest, closet; see ambry]


(ɑrmˈwɑr, ˈɑrm wɑr)

a large cupboard with doors and shelves.
[1565–75; < Middle French; Old French, b. armaire and aumoire ambry]


A large ornate cabinet or wardrobe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armoire - a large wardrobe or cabinetarmoire - a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons
wardrobe, closet, press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
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You may remember that this trousseau was kept in the old armoire, on the right hand side of the little door of my dressing-room--"
Madame la Vicomtesse will have the goodness to pardon me--it was on the LEFT hand side of the room--Monsieur's medals were kept in the opposite armoire.
The corridor terminated in a hall, large, lofty, and square; a glass door on one side showed within a long narrow refectory, with tables, an armoire, and two lamps; it was empty; large glass doors, in front, opened on the playground and garden; a broad staircase ascended spirally on the opposite side; the remaining wall showed a pair of great folding-doors, now closed, and admitting: doubtless, to the classes.
Step in here a moment," said she, and she held open the door of the side room from whence she had issued on my arrival; it was a SALLE-A-MANGER, as appeared from the beaufet and the armoire vitree, filled with glass and china, which formed part of its furniture.
Our last fine art sale saw a fine 19th century Dutch marquetry armoire - or wardrobe - profusely decorated overall with urns, flowers, leaves and birds sell for PS2,500.
The Rococo armoire pictured is a delightful piece with its elegant lines, pretty detailing and delicate knobs.
L'ANRT estime que [beaucoup moins que]pour la mise en place d'une offre de gros passive dans le cadre du deploiement actuel des NNRA d'IAM, l'extension de l'armoire de rue d'IAM est la seule solution qui s'impose, au regard du faible nombre d'abonnes rattaches a chaque NNRA, qui rend peu viable economiquement l'installation d'une armoire de rue propre a chaque operateur et des contraintes qu'une telle installation pourrait engendrer au niveau du processus de demande d'autorisation pour l'occupation du domaine public[beaucoup plus grand que].
These armoires are available with or without drawers; with a hanging bar, shelves or a combination; or as a computer armoire.
The Mademoiselle Armoire (wardrobe) from Koket, has been designed with a profound admiration and influence of the French decorative arts.
For $2,000 you can build a family home, put in bunk beds, an armoire, a table and chairs and a complete set of dishes and pots and pans," says Parsons.