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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.
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