What does kitchen mean?

Definitions for kitchen
ˈkɪtʃ ənkitchen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitchennoun

    a room equipped for preparing meals


  1. Kitchennoun

    The staff that works in a kitchen.


  1. kitchennoun

    A room or area for preparing food.

  2. kitchennoun

    An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers.

  3. kitchennoun

    The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.

  4. kitchennoun


  5. kitchennoun

    The percussion section of an orchestra.

  6. Etymology: From kitchen, kichene, kuchen, from cycen, cycene, from kukinōn, probably a borrowing of cucina, from coquo, from pekʷ-. More at cook.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. KITCHENnoun

    The room in a house where the provisions are cooked.

    Etymology: kegin, Welsh; keg, Flemish; cycene, Sax. cuisine, French; cucina, Italian; kyshen, Erse.

    These being culpable of this crime, or favourers of their friends, which are such by whom their kitchens are sometimes amended, will not suffer any such statute to pass. Edmund Spenser.

    Can we judge it a thing seemly for any man to go about the building of an house to the God of heaven, with no other appearance than if his end were to rear up a kitchen or a parlour for his own use? Richard Hooker.

    He was taken into service in his court to a base office in his kitchen; so that he turned a broach that had worn a crown. Francis Bacon.

    We see no new built palaces aspire,
    No kitchens emulate the vestal fire. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kitchennoun

    a cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery

  2. Kitchennoun

    a utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen

  3. Kitchenverb

    to furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen

  4. Etymology: [OE. kichen, kichene, kuchene, AS. cycene, L. coquina, equiv. to culina a kitchen, fr. coquinus pertaining to cooking, fr. coquere to cook. See Cook to prepare food, and cf. Cuisine.]


  1. Kitchen

    A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation. In the West, a modern residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher and other electric appliances. The main function of a kitchen is cooking or preparing food but it may also be used for dining, food storage, entertaining, dishwashing and laundry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kitchen

    kich′en, n. a room where food is cooked: a utensil with a stove for dressing food, &c.: anything eaten as a relish with bread, potatoes, &c.—v.t. (Shak.) to regale in the cook-room: to serve as relish to food, to make palatable, to use sparingly, as one would a relish—to make it last.—ns. Kitch′endom, the domain of the kitchen; Kitch′ener, a person employed in the kitchen: a cooking-stove; Kitch′en-fee, the fat which falls from meat in roasting; Kitch′en-gar′den, a garden where vegetables are cultivated for the kitchen; Kitch′en-knave, a scullion; Kitch′en-maid, a maid or servant whose work is in the kitchen; Kitch′en-mid′den (Dan. kjökkenmödding), a prehistoric rubbish-heap in Denmark, the north of Scotland, &c.; Kitch′en-phys′ic, substantial fare (Milt.); Kitch′en-range, a kitchen grate with oven, boiler, &c. attached, for cooking; Kitch′en-stuff, material used in kitchens: kitchen refuse, esp. fat from pots, &c.; Kitch′en-wench, a kitchen-maid. [A.S. cicen; Ger. küche, Fr. cuisine, all from L. coquinacoquĕre, to cook.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kitchen

    The building or room used by soldiers for cooking purposes.

Editors Contribution

  1. kitchen

    A type of defined space and room.

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and we are always delighted to unite and be there as a family

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kitchen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kitchen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1015

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kitchen' in Nouns Frequency: #530

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitchen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitchen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of kitchen in a Sentence

  1. Harriet Martineau:

    For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.

  2. Helene Darroze for thinking she:

    For me it has never been hard to be the only woman in the kitchen, when I arrived at Alain Ducasse I was the only woman and to be honest I never had a problem.

  3. Brooke Burke:

    If you were to go through my fridge, you would find lots of greens, vegetables, a lot of nut milks, cheese, avocados, fresh meat, salmon and tea – I love tea, there’s vinegar, Dijon mustard, olives, eggs, spices, lots of spicy sauces. You would also find pre-made quinoa. It’s about being organized and prepared. On Sundays, I ’ll make soups and grain bowl supplies. That way we can have everything individually packed for the family so they can pick and choose. They can make a homemade grain bowl. For example, we ’ll put greens in there, some chopped-up avocados, mushrooms, olives, sprouts, and vegetables – things already prepared and on hand. It makes it easy for my family and it encourages them to get creative in the kitchen.

  4. Andy Sullivan:

    This really has its roots in nervousness that began in the U.S. at the end of last week, shanghai is an artificial market at the moment reliant on government support, and they have thrown the kitchen sink at it in recent weeks. The selling just ratcheted up steadily this morning.

  5. Chris Dresselhuys:

    Ninety percent of disinfectant wipes are sold in canisters. The primary reason for using canisters has to do with how consumers use and store wipes, they tend to store these vertically under the kitchen sink, for easy access, along with other sanitizing product.

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