- a large wardrobe or movable cupboard, with doors and shelves.
Origin of armoire
Examples from the Web for armoire
I want you to see an armoire that he has carved, it is up in our exhibition room.Stories of a Western Town
He had supposed it to be left behind in the armoire at Boisveyrac.
He turned on his side and watched the sunbeam as it crept up the face of the armoire.
It seemed such a small brown spot, in such haste, dipping between the candles on the armoire.
He puffed out a candle and watched her bend over another atop the armoire.
- a large cabinet, originally used for storing weapons
Word Origin and History for armoire
1570s, from French armoire, from Old French armarie (12c.) "cupboard, bookcase, reliquary," from Latin armarium "closet, chest, place for implements or tools," from arma "gear, tools, arms" (see arm (n.2)). Before being reborrowed from French, the word earlier was in English as ambry (late 14c.).