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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.
Many Dutch cabinets, or presses, and French armoires, can be found in large houses throughout Ireland.
Selon l'ANRT, [beaucoup moins que]la multiplication des armoires n'est pas une solution viable economiquement ; et que la solution de l'armoire multi-operateurs devrait etre encadree, afin de remunerer une partie des investissements consentis par IAM[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.
Over the next year, police discovered further shipments of opium concealed inside industrial bolts, liquefied into cherry syrup and hidden within the framework of armoires.
discount furniture store has been advertising armoires for $49.
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