Definition of almirah in English:



  • A free-standing cupboard or wardrobe.

    • ‘They take up valuable space upon shelves and inside almirahs, but no one has the heart to throw them away.’
    • ‘Clothes that we no longer want to wear, or which no longer fit us, remain neglected for months or even years together on the shelves of almirahs.’
    • ‘‘He would shift a sofa or an almirah to bring some change,’ says Banerjee.’
    • ‘All rooms in the house were thoroughly searched, including the almirahs, bed boxes and trunks.’
    • ‘Customers said that cost-effectiveness was one of the main reasons for the inquiries they had made regarding almirahs, wardrobes, beds and home furniture.’


From Hindi almārī, via Portuguese from Latin armarium closet, chest.