What does closet mean?

Definitions for closet
ˈklɒz ɪtclos·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word closet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cupboard, closet(noun)

    a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

  2. water closet, closet, W.C., loo(noun)

    a toilet in Britain

  3. wardrobe, closet, press(noun)

    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

  4. closet(verb)

    a small private room for study or prayer

  5. closet(verb)

    confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Wiktionary

  1. closet(Noun)

    A piece of furniture or a cabinet in which clothes or household supplies may be stored.

    Etymology: From closet ()

  2. closet(Noun)

    A small private chamber.

    Etymology: From closet ()

  3. closet(Noun)

    A toilet; a water closet.

    Etymology: From closet ()

  4. closet(Noun)

    The imagined closet in idioms such as in the closet or skeleton in the closet, a place to keep things hidden.

    The 'closet' can be a scary place for a gay teenager.

    Etymology: From closet ()

  5. closet(Verb)

    To have a private meeting.

    The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.

    Etymology: From closet ()

  6. closet(Adjective)

    Secret.

    Etymology: From closet ()

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closet(noun)

    a small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy

    Etymology: [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]

  2. Closet(noun)

    a small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc

    Etymology: [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]

  3. Closet(verb)

    to shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal

    Etymology: [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]

  4. Closet(verb)

    to make into a closet for a secret interview

    Etymology: [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]

Freebase

  1. Closet

    A closet is a small and enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging clothes. A closet for food storage is usually referred to as a pantry. A closet, through French from Latin clausum, "closed" began life in the 17th century as a small private room, often behind a bedroom, to which a man or woman could retire, for privacy, reading, or enjoyment of personal works of art: for this usage, see Cabinet. Modern closets can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no apparent space in the bedroom, or they can be a large, free-standing piece of furniture designed for clothing storage, in which case they are often called a wardrobe or armoire. Closets are often built under stairs, thereby using awkward space that would otherwise go unused. In current British usage, a "wardrobe" can also be built-in, and the word "cupboard" can be used to refer to a closet. In Elizabethan and Middle English, closet referred to a larger room in which a person could sit and read in private, but now refers to a small room in general. In Indian usage, a closet often refers to a toilet. This probably originated from the word water closet, which refers to a flush toilet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Closet

    kloz′et, n. a small private room: a recess off a room: a privy: the private chamber of a sovereign, an apartment for private audience or council, or for private or domestic devotions.—v.t. to shut up in or take into a closet: to conceal:—pr.p. clos′eting; pa.p. clos′eted.—n. Bed′-clos′et, a small recess for a bed. [O. Fr. closet, dim. of clos. See Close.]

Anagrams for closet »

  1. colets, telcos

  2. Colets

  3. Telcos

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of closet in a Sentence

  1. Adam Richman:

    We found restaurants in fake detective agencies that are hidden behind walls that you have to activate with a level to places that are inside a furniture store where they cook in a closet and it’s called the Disappearing Dining Club.

  2. Kanye West:

    It’s not about Kanye West. It’s not about Taylor Swift, there’s a lot of people in America that feel like they don’t have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, ‘Eff Kanye West.’.

  3. Bonnie Patten:

    I am pretty much the queen of multitasking. Obsessed with anything where I am doing more than one thing at a time, especially since I skipped the gym today. A little Saturday morning waist cinching and working on my posture while cleaning out my closet. Thank you @premadonna87@waistgangsociety for my obsession!!! You can get one at whatsawaist.com. advertising of this sort deceives consumers and harms legitimate business that are following the law.

  4. Jennie Nigrosh:

    The industry has made great strides, my husband started the company after we started freaking out because we couldnt find anything in our closet, it was so full of plastic-wrapped clothes. We were drowning in plastic.

  5. Michele Bachmann:

    They said well, there's a broom closet over here off of Statuary Hall.

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