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
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
Origin: [F., dim. of cabine or cabane. See Cabin, n.]
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kab′in-et, n. (obs.) a little cabin or hut: (Shak.) the bed or nest of a beast or bird: a small room, closet, or private apartment: a case of drawers for articles of value: a private room for consultation, esp. a king's—hence The Cabinet, a limited number of the chief ministers who govern England, being the leaders of the majority in parliament.—ns. Cab′inet-coun′cil, a council or consultation of the members of the Cabinet; Cab′inet-edi′tion (of a book), one less in size and price than a library edition, but still elegant in format; Cab′inet-mak′er, a maker of cabinets and other fine furniture; Cab′inet-phō′tograph, one of the size larger than a carte-de-visite. [Dim. of Cabin; cf. mod. Fr. cabinet.]
British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of cabinet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of cabinet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's 2015. (In response to being questioned on why he implemented gender equality in his cabinet)
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
I'm sure he'll try (to fix Oyu Tolgoi) but he was in the cabinet for the past three years and we're still at a deadlock, But he's well liked in the business community.
Kevin Rudd has requested that the Australian government nominate him, and as the prime minister has indicated on a number of occasions that'll be a matter for the cabinet, i'll certainly put the matter forward. It'll be a matter for the cabinet.
I still have people out there waiting to be approved and everyone knows they're gonna be approved, it's just a delay, delay, delay, it's really sad. We still don't have our Cabinet. ... I hate having a Cabinet meeting and I see all these empty seats.
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Translations for cabinet
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кабинет, стенен шкафBulgarian
- armari, gabinetCatalan, Valencian
- Schrank, KabinettGerman
- υπουργικό συμβούλιο, εντοιχισμένο ντουλάπιGreek
- armario, gabinete, consejoSpanish
- کابینه, کابینتPersian
- esikunta, komero, kaappi, hallitusFinnish
- armoire, cabinetFrench
- consiglio, armadio, guardaroba, pensile, gabinetto, contenitore, Consiglio dei ministriItalian
- キャビネット, 内閣Japanese
- ទូ, គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីKhmer
- 內閣, 내각Korean
- kambarëlis, kabinetasLithuanian
- kabinets, skapisLatvian
- kāhui minita, kapinete, komiti minita, pouaka whakaputu, rūnanga o te kāwanatangaMāori
- gabinet, armarjuMaltese
- rada ministrów, gabinet, rządPolish
- gabinete, armárioPortuguese
- кабинет, шкаф, стенной шкаф, совет министровRussian
- nội các, 內閣, tủVietnamese
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