What does cabinet mean?

Definitions for cabinet
ˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪtcab·i·net

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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

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 3⅞" by 5½".

  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

  10. Origin: [F., dim. of cabine or cabane. See Cabin, n.]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cabinet

    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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cabinet

    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

  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

How to pronounce cabinet ?

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How to say cabinet in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cabinet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cabinet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cabinet in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    We have a great Cabinet, we have absolute stars.

  2. Peter Chen:

    Cabinet has a lot of people who are his rivals in it.

  3. Mac Rojo:

    It'd be nice if they could be the next entire Cabinet.

  4. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke:

    I will soon name an all-inclusive cabinet of ministers.

  5. Anthony Loke:

    This morning I raised this in cabinet and agreed to extend to May 29.

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