Cabinet vs. Pantry - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Pantry

    A pantry is a room where beverages, food, and sometimes dishes, household cleaning chemicals, linens, or provisions are stored. Food and beverage pantries serve in an ancillary capacity to the kitchen. The word "pantry" derive from the same source as the Old French term paneterie; that is from pain, the French form of the Latin panis, "bread".

Wiktionary

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A cupboard.

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A group of advisors to a government or business entity.

  • Cabinet (noun)

    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.

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A small chamber or private room.

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

    Milkshake.

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A hut; a cottage; a small house.

  • Pantry (noun)

    A small room, closet, or cabinet usually located in or near the kitchen, dedicated to food storage and/or storing kitchenware, like a larder, but smaller. Since the pantry is not typically temperature-controlled (unlike a refrigerator or root cellar), the foods stored in a pantry are usually shelf-stable staples such as grains, flours, and preserved foods.

Webster Dictionary

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A hut; a cottage; a small house.

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.

  • Cabinet (noun)

    A private room in which consultations are held.

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (adjective)

    Suitable for a cabinet; small.

  • Cabinet (verb)

    To inclose

  • Pantry (noun)

    An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

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

  • Cabinet (noun)

    housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

  • Pantry (noun)

    a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

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