What does KITCHEN mean?

Definitions for KITCHEN
ˈkɪtʃ ənkitchen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitchennoun

    a room equipped for preparing meals


  1. Kitchennoun

    The staff that works in a kitchen.


  1. kitchennoun

    A room or area for preparing food.

  2. kitchennoun

    An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers.

  3. kitchennoun

    The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.

  4. kitchennoun


  5. kitchennoun

    The percussion section of an orchestra.

  6. Etymology: From kitchen, kichene, kuchen, from cycen, cycene, from kukinōn, probably a borrowing of cucina, from coquo, from pekʷ-. More at cook.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. KITCHENnoun

    The room in a house where the provisions are cooked.

    Etymology: kegin, Welsh; keg, Flemish; cycene, Sax. cuisine, French; cucina, Italian; kyshen, Erse.

    These being culpable of this crime, or favourers of their friends, which are such by whom their kitchens are sometimes amended, will not suffer any such statute to pass. Edmund Spenser.

    Can we judge it a thing seemly for any man to go about the building of an house to the God of heaven, with no other appearance than if his end were to rear up a kitchen or a parlour for his own use? Richard Hooker.

    He was taken into service in his court to a base office in his kitchen; so that he turned a broach that had worn a crown. Francis Bacon.

    We see no new built palaces aspire,
    No kitchens emulate the vestal fire. Alexander Pope.


  1. Kitchen

    A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. A modern middle-class residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and worktops and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electric appliances. The main functions of a kitchen are to store, prepare and cook food (and to complete related tasks such as dishwashing). The room or area may also be used for dining (or small meals such as breakfast), entertaining and laundry. The design and construction of kitchens is a huge market all over the world. Commercial kitchens are found in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, educational and workplace facilities, army barracks, and similar establishments. These kitchens are generally larger and equipped with bigger and more heavy-duty equipment than a residential kitchen. For example, a large restaurant may have a huge walk-in refrigerator and a large commercial dishwasher machine. In some instances, commercial kitchen equipment such as commercial sinks is used in household settings as it offers ease of use for food preparation and high durability.In developed countries, commercial kitchens are generally subject to public health laws. They are inspected periodically by public-health officials, and forced to close if they do not meet hygienic requirements mandated by law.


  1. kitchen

    A kitchen is a room or area in a house or commercial establishment where food is prepared and cooked, and often where dishes and utensils are cleaned and stored. It typically contains appliances such as a stove, oven, refrigerator, and sink, as well as various storage cabinets and counters. Kitchens may also have additional features like a dishwasher, microwave, or kitchen island for added functionality and convenience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kitchennoun

    a cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery

  2. Kitchennoun

    a utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen

  3. Kitchenverb

    to furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen

  4. Etymology: [OE. kichen, kichene, kuchene, AS. cycene, L. coquina, equiv. to culina a kitchen, fr. coquinus pertaining to cooking, fr. coquere to cook. See Cook to prepare food, and cf. Cuisine.]


  1. Kitchen

    A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation. In the West, a modern residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher and other electric appliances. The main function of a kitchen is cooking or preparing food but it may also be used for dining, food storage, entertaining, dishwashing and laundry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kitchen

    kich′en, n. a room where food is cooked: a utensil with a stove for dressing food, &c.: anything eaten as a relish with bread, potatoes, &c.—v.t. (Shak.) to regale in the cook-room: to serve as relish to food, to make palatable, to use sparingly, as one would a relish—to make it last.—ns. Kitch′endom, the domain of the kitchen; Kitch′ener, a person employed in the kitchen: a cooking-stove; Kitch′en-fee, the fat which falls from meat in roasting; Kitch′en-gar′den, a garden where vegetables are cultivated for the kitchen; Kitch′en-knave, a scullion; Kitch′en-maid, a maid or servant whose work is in the kitchen; Kitch′en-mid′den (Dan. kjökkenmödding), a prehistoric rubbish-heap in Denmark, the north of Scotland, &c.; Kitch′en-phys′ic, substantial fare (Milt.); Kitch′en-range, a kitchen grate with oven, boiler, &c. attached, for cooking; Kitch′en-stuff, material used in kitchens: kitchen refuse, esp. fat from pots, &c.; Kitch′en-wench, a kitchen-maid. [A.S. cicen; Ger. küche, Fr. cuisine, all from L. coquinacoquĕre, to cook.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kitchen

    The building or room used by soldiers for cooking purposes.

Editors Contribution

  1. kitchen

    A type of defined space and room.

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and we are always delighted to unite and be there as a family

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kitchen is ranked #2390 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kitchen surname appeared 15,170 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Kitchen.

    80% or 12,141 total occurrences were White.
    14.3% or 2,183 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 344 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 322 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 102 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 79 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KITCHEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KITCHEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1015

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KITCHEN' in Nouns Frequency: #530

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of KITCHEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of KITCHEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of KITCHEN in a Sentence

  1. Pete Sullivan:

    I got through the kitchen and a tree fell on the house, and we made it downstairs just in time.

  2. Meghan Markle:

    I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates space to feel a sense of normalcy — in its simplest form, [it's about] the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy — something we can all relate to, through this charitable endeavor, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.

  3. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette:

    No one should have to fear something as basic as turning on the kitchen faucet.

  4. Lisa Large:

    It slopped all the grease outta the fryer, the kitchen’s a mess right now. The lights have been out and they just came back on. Hopefully we don’t get any more aftershocks.

  5. Ingrid Moody:

    We have less staff and less kitchen crew and people just don't seem to care.

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