wardrobe. All of the clothes in your closet make up your wardrobe. If you're tired of your wardrobe, it just might be time to go shopping. From the words warder, meaning “to protect”, and robe, meaning a “piece of clothing,” wardrobe originally meant an entire room where a person's clothing was stored.
Clothing is generally stored in wardrobes, while anything can be stored in a closet. A cupboard and cabinet can both be described as a piece of furniture used for storage that has doors and shelves.