Definitions for cabinet
ˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪtcab·i·net
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cabinet.
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 lockernoun
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 3⅞" by 5½".
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: cabinet, Fr.
At both corners of the farther side, by way of return, let there be two delicate or rich cabinets, daintily paved, richly hanged, glazed with crystaline glass, and a rich cupola in the midst, and all other elegancy that may be thought on. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Who sees a soul in such a body set,
Might love the treasure for the cabinet. Ben Jonson.
In vain the workman shew’d his wit,
With rings and hinges counterfeit,
To make it seem, in this disguise,
A cabinet to vulgar eyes. Jonathan Swift.
Thy breast hath ever been the cabinet,
Where I have lock’d my secrets. John Denham, Sophy.
We cannot discourse of the secret, but by describing our duty; but so much duty must needs open a cabinet of mysteries. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.
You began in the cabinet what you afterwards practised in the camp. Dryden.
Hearken awhile in thy green cabinet,
The lawrel song of careful Colinet. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.
A cabinet is a body of high-ranking government officials, typically representing the executive branch, who are usually appointed by the head of state or head of government. It is a decision-making group that sets policies, proposes legislation and controls the various departments of state. Alternatively, a cabinet can also refer to a piece of furniture with shelves, drawers or compartments for storing or displaying items.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A type of furniture created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
The cabinet within the sitting room was so beautiful and solid, myself and my fiance love it very much.
Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020
A unity government leadership structure within a form of unity government cocreated by the director of unity government through a discussion with the leader of each political party elected to government and representation from the elected independent politicians, each member of unity government chosen to this team has the specific and accurate ability, experience, skills, knowledge, training, tools, accountability, roles and responsibilities assigned within unity government to manage specific unity government departments working as a team of people who choose to focus positively on cocreating in order of priority, optimum health, human rights, right to life, democracy, civil rights, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, social housing building projects, affordable housing building projects, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, the living wage as a starting wage, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, justness and fairness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.
The new cabinet of the unity government are from each political party and some independent politicians with the specific and accurate knowledge to lead and manage the unity government departments.
Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020
Etymology and Origins
The designation of Ministers of State, who first conducted their deliberations in a cabinet, from the Italian gabinetto, a small room. A picture or photograph of this size received its name from the apartment for which it was best suited.
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
Why is it that an ordinary clerk has to pass the examination for clerkship, a police constable has to go through training as a recruit before he could be commissioned and on the other hand vegetable-selling middlemen, good-for-nothing fuedals and imbecile merchants go sit in the Assemblies directly and start legisltating and some even become members of the cabinet
Instead of asking people to come on street to protest against vaccination, India awakening movement proponents have to just ask that all cabinet ministers and their children have to take covid jab first in front of 1000 locals, their video via media will not be accepted
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.
We have two members of the Cabinet who have decided not to re-contest the next election. That's true, what has also changed today is we have elevated Senator Reynolds into the Cabinet, which means there will now be seven women in Cabinet.
Intelligent people say that Government has hijacked judiciary, media and election commission, so the question is that can cabinet ministers not buy the leaders and top members of protesters and through them implement bill of own choice that favors corporates ?
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- стенен шкаф, кабинетBulgarian
- gabinet, armariCatalan, Valencian
- Kabinett, SchrankGerman
- υπουργικό συμβούλιο, εντοιχισμένο ντουλάπιGreek
- gabinete, consejo, armarioSpanish
- کابینت, کابینهPersian
- esikunta, hallitus, kaappi, komeroFinnish
- armoire, cabinetFrench
- Consiglio dei ministri, pensile, consiglio, guardaroba, gabinetto, contenitore, armadioItalian
- キャビネット, 内閣Japanese
- ទូ, គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីKhmer
- 內閣, 내각Korean
- kambarëlis, kabinetasLithuanian
- skapis, kabinetsLatvian
- pouaka whakaputu, kāhui minita, komiti minita, kapinete, rūnanga o te kāwanatangaMāori
- gabinet, armarjuMaltese
- gabinet, rząd, rada ministrówPolish
- gabinete, armárioPortuguese
- кабинет, совет министров, стенной шкаф, шкафRussian
- tủ, 內閣, nội cácVietnamese
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