a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
water closet, closet, W.C., loo(noun)
a toilet in Britain
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
a small private room for study or prayer
confine to a small space, as for intensive work
A piece of furniture or a cabinet in which clothes or household supplies may be stored.
A small private chamber.
A toilet; a water closet.
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.
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.
Origin: From closet ()
a small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy
a small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc
to shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal
to make into a closet for a secret interview
Origin: [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See Close an inclosure.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of closet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of closet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of closet in a Sentence
Shopping in your closet? i do a lot of that, too.
I have a wedding dress in my closet that I will never wear.
I'd come out of the closet but the skeletons would get lonely.
I was going back into the closet as a gay man, and also a filmmaker.
They said well, there's a broom closet over here off of Statuary Hall.
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- dolab, şkafAzerbaijani
- шкаф, стенен гардероб, килерBulgarian
- ντουλάπι, καμαράκιGreek
- ropero, armario, clósetSpanish
- کمد, اشکافPersian
- kamari, koppi, kaappi, komeroFinnish
- seòmar-uaigneachScottish Gaelic
- ripostiglio, armadioItalian
- クローゼット, 押入, 収納庫Japanese
- чулан, каморка, шкафRussian
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