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Cabinet vs. Closet

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Cabinetnoun

A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) Any private area, particularly bowers in the open air.

Cabinetnoun

A cupboard.

Closetnoun

Any private or inner room, particularly:

Cabinetnoun

The upright assembly that houses a coin-operated arcade game.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) A private room used by women to groom and dress themselves.

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Cabinetnoun

(historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3⅞" by 5½".

Closetnoun

(archaic) A private room used for prayer or other devotions.

Cabinetnoun

A group of advisors to a government or business entity.

Closetnoun

A place of (usually fanciful) contemplation and theorizing.

Cabinetnoun

In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.

Closetnoun

(archaic) The private residence or private council chamber of a monarch.

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Cabinetnoun

(archaic) A small chamber or private room.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) A pew or side-chapel reserved for a monarch or other feudal lord.

Cabinetnoun

(often capitalized) A collection of art or ethnographic objects.

Closetnoun

A private cabinet, particularly:

Cabinetnoun

Milkshake.

Closetnoun

(obsolete) One used to store valuables.

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Cabinetnoun

(obsolete) A hut; a cottage; a small house.

Closetnoun

(archaic) One used to store curiosities.

Cabinetnoun

A hut; a cottage; a small house.

‘Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,The rural song of careful Colinet.’;

Closetnoun

One used to store food or other household supplies: a cupboard.

Cabinetnoun

A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.

Closetnoun

(figuratively) A secret or hiding place, particularly the hiding place in English idioms such as in the closet and skeleton in the closet.

‘The closet can be a scary place for a gay teenager.’;

Cabinetnoun

A private room in which consultations are held.

‘Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet.’;

Closetnoun

Any small room or side-room, particularly:

Cabinetnoun

The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.

Closetnoun

(US) One intended for storing clothes or bedclothes.

Cabinetnoun

A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:

Closetnoun

(obsolete) nodot=a or later (UK) water closet: a room containing a toilet.

Cabinetnoun

Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.

Closetnoun

(heraldry) An ordinary similar to a bar but half as broad.

Cabinetadjective

Suitable for a cabinet; small.

‘He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe.’;

Closetnoun

A sewer.

Cabinetverb

To inclose

Closetadjective

(obsolete) Private.

Cabinetnoun

a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

Closetadjective

Secret, especially with reference to gay people who are in the closet; closeted.

‘He's a closet case.’;

Cabinetnoun

persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

Closetverb

(transitive) To shut away for private discussion.

‘The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.’;

Cabinetnoun

a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

Closetverb

(transitive) To put into a private place for a secret interview or interrogation.

Cabinetnoun

housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

Closetverb

(transitive) To shut up in, or as in, a closet for concealment or confinement.

Closetnoun

A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.

‘A chair-lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine.’; ‘When thou prayest, enter into thy closet.’;

Closetnoun

A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.

Closetverb

To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.

‘Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge.’;

Closetverb

To make into a closet for a secret interview.

‘He was to call a new legislature, to closet its members.’; ‘He had been closeted with De Quadra.’;

Closetnoun

a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

Closetnoun

a toilet in England

Closetnoun

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Closetnoun

a small private room for study or prayer

Closetverb

confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Closetadjective

(of information) given in confidence or in secret;

‘closet information’; ‘this arrangement must be kept confidential’; ‘their secret communications’;

Closetadjective

indulging only covertly;

‘a closet alcoholic’; ‘closet liberals’;

Closetnoun

a tall cupboard or wardrobe with a door, used for storage

‘he has a closet full of designer suits’;

Closetnoun

a small room, especially one used for storing things or for private study.

Closetnoun

short for water closet

Closetnoun

used to refer to a state of secrecy or concealment, especially about one's homosexuality

‘she tries to have a relationship with another woman while remaining in the closet’; ‘his brother's decision to come out of the closet’;

Closetadjective

secret; covert

‘a closet smoker’;

Closetverb

shut (someone) away, especially in private conference or study

‘he returned home and closeted himself in his room’; ‘he was closeted with the king’;

Closet

A closet (especially in North American usage) is an enclosed space, with a door, used for storage, particularly that of clothes. Fitted closets are built into the walls of the house so that they take up no apparent space in the room.

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