armoire → cupboard, closet, cabinet, wardrobe, armoire

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 armoire → cupboard, closet

Une armoire est un meuble fermé, généralement en bois, destiné à ranger des objets, spécialement les vêtements et le linge  [rectification: l'armoire tire son nom de son usage. A l'origine l'armoire était le meuble ou l'on rangeait ses armes. Son utilisation a ensuite été revue et est devenue le meuble où l'on range principalement son linge.] de maison, dans une habitation. Elle se place le plus souvent dans la chambre à coucher. L'armoire est généralement haute, formée d'un seul corps et munie de portes, d'étagères de rangement et souvent de penderies, et parfois surmontée d'une corniche. Lorsque les portes sont munies de miroirs, on parle d'armoire à glace. […]
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A cupboard (pronounced /ˈkʌbərd/) or press (Hiberno-English) is a type of cabinet, often made of wood, used indoors to store household objects such as food, crockery, textiles and liquor, and protect them from dust and dirt.
As the name suggests, this piece of furniture was originally a simple board or table on which to place cups or mugs--recorded use of such a name dates back to at least the Middle Ages. For the last few centuries, "cupboard" has referred to a storage area enclosed by doors.
The term cupboard was originally used to describe an open-shelved side table for displaying plates, cups and saucers. These open cupboards typically had between one and three display tiers, and at the time, a drawer or multiple drawers fitted to them. The word cupboard gradually came to mean a closed piece of furniture..[...]
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A closet (especially in North American usage) is a small and enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging clothes. A closet for food storage is usually referred to as a pantry. A closet, through French from Latin clausum, "closed" began life in the 17th century  as a small private room, often behind a bedroom, to which a man or woman could retire, for privacy, reading, or enjoyment of personal works of art: for this usage, see Cabinet (room).
Modern closets can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no apparent space in the bedroom, or they can be a large, free-standing piece of furniture designed for clothing storage, in which case they are often called a wardrobe or armoire. Closets are often built under stairs, thereby using awkward space that would otherwise go unused.[...]

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A wardrobe, also known as an armoire from the French, 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. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with cupboards and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly[...]
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