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Closet vs. Wardrobe

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Closetnoun

(obsolete) Any private area, particularly bowers in the open air.

Wardrobenoun

(obsolete) A room for keeping clothes and armor safe, particularly a dressing room or walk-in closet beside a bedroom.

Closetnoun

Any private or inner room, particularly:

Wardrobenoun

(figuratively) A governmental office or department in a monarchy which purchases, keeps, and cares for royal clothes.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) A private room used by women to groom and dress themselves.

Wardrobenoun

(figuratively) The building housing such a department.

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Closetnoun

(archaic) A private room used for prayer or other devotions.

Wardrobenoun

(obsolete) Any closet used for storing anything.

Closetnoun

A place of (usually fanciful) contemplation and theorizing.

Wardrobenoun

A room for keeping costumes and other property safe at a theater; a prop room.

Closetnoun

(archaic) The private residence or private council chamber of a monarch.

Wardrobenoun

(figuratively) The department of a theater, movie studio, etc which purchases, keeps, and cares for costumes; its staff; its room(s) or building(s).

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Closetnoun

(obsolete) A pew or side-chapel reserved for a monarch or other feudal lord.

Wardrobenoun

A movable cupboard or cabinet designed for storing clothes, particularly as a large piece of bedroom furniture.

Closetnoun

A private cabinet, particularly:

Wardrobenoun

A tall built-in cupboard or closet for storing clothes, often including a rail for coat-hangers, and usually located in a bedroom.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) One used to store valuables.

Wardrobenoun

Anything that similarly stores or houses something.

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Closetnoun

(archaic) One used to store curiosities.

Wardrobenoun

The contents of a wardrobe: an individual's entire collection of clothing.

Closetnoun

One used to store food or other household supplies: a cupboard.

Wardrobenoun

(figuratively) Any collection of clothing.

Closetnoun

(figuratively) A secret or hiding place, particularly the hiding place in English idioms such as in the closet and skeleton in the closet.

‘The closet can be a scary place for a gay teenager.’;

Wardrobenoun

Any collection of anything.

Closetnoun

Any small room or side-room, particularly:

Wardrobenoun

(obsolete) A private chamber, particularly one used for sleeping or (euphemism) urinating and defecating.

Closetnoun

(US) One intended for storing clothes or bedclothes.

Wardrobenoun

Badger feces, particularly used in tracking game.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) nodot=a or later (UK) water closet: a room containing a toilet.

Wardrobeverb

(intransitive) To act as a wardrobe department, to provide clothing or sets of clothes.

Closetnoun

(heraldry) An ordinary similar to a bar but half as broad.

Wardrobenoun

A room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes.

Closetnoun

A sewer.

Wardrobenoun

Wearing apparel, in general; articles of dress or personal decoration.

‘Flowers that their gay wardrobe wear.’; ‘With a pair of saddlebags containing his wardrobe.’;

Closetadjective

(obsolete) Private.

Wardrobenoun

A privy.

Closetadjective

Secret, especially with reference to gay people who are in the closet; closeted.

‘He's a closet case.’;

Wardrobenoun

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Closetverb

(transitive) To shut away for private discussion.

‘The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.’;

Wardrobenoun

collection of clothing belonging to one person

Closetverb

(transitive) To put into a private place for a secret interview or interrogation.

Wardrobenoun

collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

Closetverb

(transitive) To shut up in, or as in, a closet for concealment or confinement.

Wardrobe

A wardrobe or armoire is a standing closet used for storing clothes. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great.

Closetnoun

A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.

‘A chair-lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine.’; ‘When thou prayest, enter into thy closet.’;

Closetnoun

A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.

Closetverb

To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.

‘Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge.’;

Closetverb

To make into a closet for a secret interview.

‘He was to call a new legislature, to closet its members.’; ‘He had been closeted with De Quadra.’;

Closetnoun

a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

Closetnoun

a toilet in England

Closetnoun

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Closetnoun

a small private room for study or prayer

Closetverb

confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Closetadjective

(of information) given in confidence or in secret;

‘closet information’; ‘this arrangement must be kept confidential’; ‘their secret communications’;

Closetadjective

indulging only covertly;

‘a closet alcoholic’; ‘closet liberals’;

Closetnoun

a tall cupboard or wardrobe with a door, used for storage

‘he has a closet full of designer suits’;

Closetnoun

a small room, especially one used for storing things or for private study.

Closetnoun

short for water closet

Closetnoun

used to refer to a state of secrecy or concealment, especially about one's homosexuality

‘she tries to have a relationship with another woman while remaining in the closet’; ‘his brother's decision to come out of the closet’;

Closetadjective

secret; covert

‘a closet smoker’;

Closetverb

shut (someone) away, especially in private conference or study

‘he returned home and closeted himself in his room’; ‘he was closeted with the king’;

Closet

A closet (especially in North American usage) is an enclosed space, with a door, used for storage, particularly that of clothes. Fitted closets are built into the walls of the house so that they take up no apparent space in the room.

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