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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.
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