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.)

  1. a piece of furniture with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding or displaying items:

    a file cabinet; a curio cabinet.

    Category: Furniture

  2. a wall cupboard used for storage, as of kitchen utensils or toilet articles.

    Category: Furniture

  3. the case enclosing a radio, television, loudspeaker, etc.

    Category: Furniture

  4. (often cap.) a council advising a sovereign or a chief executive; the group of persons who help to manage a government.

    Category: Government

  5. (often cap.) (in the U.S.) an advisory body to the president, consisting of the heads of the executive departments of the federal government.

    Category: Government

  6. a small case with compartments for valuables or other small objects.

    Category: Furniture

  7. Archaic. a small, private room.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (adj.)of or pertaining to a political cabinet:

    a cabinet meeting.

    Category: Government

  9. of, pertaining to, or used by a cabinetmaker or in cabinetmaking.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of cabinet:

1540–50; < MF, der. of cabine hut, room on a ship

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabinet(noun)

    a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

  2. cabinet(noun)

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

  3. cabinet, locker, storage locker(noun)

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

  4. cabinet, console(noun)

    housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cabinet(noun)ˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt

    a piece of furniture with doors and shelves for storing things

    the kitchen cabinets; a china cabinet

  2. cabinetˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt

    advisors to the leader of a country

    cabinet meeting/members; The president has chosen his cabinet.

Wiktionary

  1. cabinet(Noun)

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

  2. cabinet(Noun)

    A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3u215E" by 5u00BD".

  3. cabinet(Noun)

    A group of advisors to a government or business entity.

  4. 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.

  5. cabinet(Noun)

    A small chamber or private room.

  6. cabinet(Noun)

    (often capitalized) a collection of art or ethnographic objects

  7. cabinet(Noun)

    milkshake

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cabinet(noun)

    a hut; a cottage; a small house

  2. Cabinet(noun)

    a small room, or retired apartment; a closet

  3. Cabinet(noun)

    a private room in which consultations are held

  4. Cabinet(noun)

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

  5. Cabinet(noun)

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

  6. Cabinet(noun)

    a decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere

  7. Cabinet(noun)

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

  8. Cabinet(adj)

    suitable for a cabinet; small

  9. Cabinet(verb)

    to inclose

Freebase

  1. Cabinet

    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".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1568

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3069

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cabinet' in Nouns Frequency: #679


Translations for cabinet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cabinet(noun)

a piece of furniture with shelves and doors or drawers

a filing cabinet.

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