a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
An enclosed storage space with a door, usually having shelves, used to store crockery, food, etc.
Put the cups in the cupboard.
A table or sideboard on which to display or store cups, dishes etc.
Origin: From cuppebord.
a board or shelf for cups and dishes
a small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet
to collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard
Origin: [Cup + board.]
A cupboard is a type of storage cabinet, often made of wood, used indoors to store household objects such as food, crockery, textiles and liquor, and protect them from dust and dirt. The term cupboard was originally used to describe an open-shelved side table for displaying plates, cups and saucers. These open cupboards typically had between one and three display tiers, and at the time, a drawer or multiple drawers fitted to them. The word cupboard gradually came to mean a closed piece of furniture.
A type of furniture and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles, used for various purposes according to the design.
We bought a beautiful mirrored cupboard for our bathroom, it makes the room look bigger and we are delighted with the design.Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 21, 2016
A type of storage space created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles, used for various purposes according to the design.
My husband decided to create and design a new cupboard for our bedroom to give us some storage space for our clothing, footwear and other belongings that met our need.Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 21, 2016
Etymology and Origins
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Rank popularity for the word 'cupboard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2049
Rank popularity for the word 'cupboard' in Nouns Frequency: #1891
The numerical value of cupboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cupboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of cupboard in a Sentence
It’s no different from having a plastic cup in your cupboard, it’s not combustible. It requires something to make it burn.
Something hit me in the back and it was a piece of the roof, it'd suddenly taken off. We made a split decision to run to a bedroom at the other end of the house and we hid in the cupboard.
It shook like I have never felt anything shake before, it just didn't stop. It kept going and got louder and louder, and things just fell everywhere — everything off my dressers, off my bookcases, my kitchen cupboard. Just broken glass everywhere.
There was my husband, two girls and our little dog and we all huddled there. It was a very small cupboard. So we ripped the double mattress off the bed to put it in front of the cupboard. We thought the whole house was going to go. We stayed there for probably about five or six hours and you could hear all the crashing and the banging.
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- шкаф, бюфетBulgarian
- armario, alacena, vitrinaSpanish
- astiakaappi, kaappiFinnish
- armoire, placardFrench
- preasScottish Gaelic
- credenza, armadioItalian
- 벽장, 찬장Korean
- буфет, шкафRussian
- ตู้, ตู้อาหาร, ตู้กับข้าวThai
- шафа, сервант, буфетUkrainian
- tủ đựng chén, tủ, tủ búp phêVietnamese
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