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

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

  2. Cabinet(noun)

    a small room, or retired apartment; a closet

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

  3. Cabinet(noun)

    a private room in which consultations are held

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

  4. Cabinet(noun)

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

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

  5. Cabinet(noun)

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

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

  6. Cabinet(noun)

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

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

  7. Cabinet(noun)

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

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

  8. Cabinet(adj)

    suitable for a cabinet; small

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

  9. Cabinet(verb)

    to inclose

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. 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  
  2. cabinet

    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

  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. Tom Brokaw:

    That is an extraordinary important part of what is going on in Washington, D.C., despite all of the grandeur of this setting, and the television photos and members of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, out there is a highly regarded investigator who is looking into whether or not he broke the law.

  2. Chief Allan Adam:

    We are still talking with Alberta and remain hopeful that progress can be made from now until the end of February, when cabinet makes its decision on project approval.

  3. Bontoi Munkhdul:

    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.

  4. Ben Wizer:

    The former attorney general's recognition that Snowden's actions led to meaningful changes is welcome, this is significant. I don't think we've seen this kind of respect from anybody at a Cabinet level before.

  5. Norm Eisen:

    What we have really, truly seen, to an extraordinary extent, is that Trump himself and President Donald Trump Cabinet have stumbled over these rules.

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