Definition of Cabinet in English :

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Cabinet meaning in English

Meaning of Cabinet in English

Pronunciation of Cabinet in English

Cabinet pronunciation in English

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1. cabinet

a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

2. cabinet

persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

3. cabinet, locker, storage locker

a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

4. cabinet, console

housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of cabinet
a piece of furniture containing shelves, cupboards, or drawers for storage or display
(as modifier)
cabinet teak
the outer case of a television, radio, etc
a. (often capital)
the executive and policy-making body of a country, consisting of all government ministers or just the senior ministers
b. (sometimes capital)
an advisory council to a president, sovereign, governor, etc
(as modifier)
a cabinet reshuffle
a cabinet minister
a standard size of paper, 6 × 4 inches (15 × 10 cm) or 612 × 414 inches (16.5 × 10.5 cm), for mounted photographs
(as modifier)
a cabinet photograph
5. printing
an enclosed rack for holding cases of type, etc
6. archaic
a private room
7. (modifier)
suitable in size, value, decoration, etc, for a display cabinet
a cabinet edition of Shakespeare
8. (modifier)
(of a drawing or projection of a three-dimensional object) constructed with true horizontal and vertical representation of scale but with oblique distances reduced to about half scale to avoid the appearance of distortion
9. (modifier)
(of a wine) specially selected and usually rare

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see synonyms of cabinet
a case or cupboard with drawers or shelves for holding or storing things
a china cabinet, a medicine cabinet
a boxlike container, usually decorated, that houses all the assembled components of a record player, radio or television, etc.
a boxlike container for a speaker (sense 3) speaker (sense 3a)
3.  Archaic
a private council room
a meeting held there
4.  US; [often C-]
a body of official advisors to a president, king, governor, etc.: in the U.S., composed of the heads of the various governmental departments
5.  Archaic
a small, private room
of a kind usually displayed in cabinets
cabinet curios
of or made by a cabinetmaker
of a political cabinet

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of cabinet
1. An upright, cupboardlike repository with shelves, drawers, or compartments for the safekeeping or display of objects.
2. Computers The box that houses the main components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, disk drives, and expansion slots.
3. often Cabinet A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers.
4. Archaic A small or private room set aside for a specific activity.
5. Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts See milkshake.
1. Suitable for storage or display in a cabinet, as because of size or decorative quality.
2. Of, relating to, or being a member of a governmental cabinet: cabinet matters; a cabinet minister.
3. Used in the making of cabinets: teak and other heavy cabinet wood.

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