Definitions for cabinetˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cab•i•netˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt(n.)
a piece of furniture with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding or displaying items:
a file cabinet; a curio cabinet.
a wall cupboard used for storage, as of kitchen utensils or toilet articles.
the case enclosing a radio, television, loudspeaker, etc.
(often cap.) a council advising a sovereign or a chief executive; the group of persons who help to manage a government.
(often cap.) (in the U.S.) an advisory body to the president, consisting of the heads of the executive departments of the federal government.
a small case with compartments for valuables or other small objects.
Archaic. a small, private room.
Category: Status (usage)
(adj.)of or pertaining to a political cabinet:
a cabinet meeting.
of, pertaining to, or used by a cabinetmaker or in cabinetmaking.
Origin of cabinet:
1540–50; < MF, der. of cabine hut, room on a ship
a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
cabinet, locker, storage locker(noun)
a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
cabinet(noun)ˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt
a piece of furniture with doors and shelves for storing things
the kitchen cabinets; a china cabinet
cabinetˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt
advisors to the leader of a country
cabinet meeting/members; The president has chosen his cabinet.
A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.
A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3u215E" by 5u00BD".
A group of advisors to a government or business entity.
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.
A small chamber or private room.
(often capitalized) a collection of art or ethnographic objects
a hut; a cottage; a small house
a small room, or retired apartment; a closet
a private room in which consultations are held
the advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council
a set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
a decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere
any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself
suitable for a cabinet; small
A cabinet is a group of high-ranking government officials, typically representing the executive branch. In some countries, the cabinet is named "Council of Ministers".
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1568
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3069
Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Nouns Frequency: #679
Translations for cabinet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of furniture with shelves and doors or drawers
a filing cabinet.
- خَزانَةٌ ذات أدْراجArabic
- escrivaninhaPortuguese (BR)
- skříňka (se zásuvkami)Czech
- der SchrankGerman
- armario, vitrinaSpanish
- (laegastega) kappEstonian
- کابینت؛ قفسهFarsi
- meuble de rangementFrench
- दराजदार अलमारीHindi
- ormar, vitrinaCroatian
- armadietto, vetrinaItalian
- skapītis (ar daudz atvilktnēm/nodalījumiem)Latvian
- الماری قفسه دارPersian
- skriňa, skrinka, registratúraSlovak
- dolap, büfeTurkish
- (有架子、門或抽屜的)櫃子Chinese (Trad.)
- دروازوں اور درازوں والی الماریUrdu
- tủ có ngăn kéoVietnamese
- （有抽屉或格子的）厨柜Chinese (Simp.)
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