1. A tall cabinet, closet, or small room built to hold clothes.
2. Garments considered as a group, especially all the articles of clothing that belong to one person.
a. The costumes belonging to a theater or theatrical troupe.
b. The place in which theatrical costumes are kept.
4. The department in charge of wearing apparel, jewelry, and accessories in a royal or noble household.
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