Definition of Cabinet

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

2. Noun. Persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers.

3. Noun. A storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock.
Exact synonyms: Locker, Storage Locker
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Specialized synonyms: Glory Hole, Lazaretto
Group relationships: Locker Room

4. Noun. Housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television.
Exact synonyms: Console
Generic synonyms: Housing

Definition of Cabinet

1. n. A hut; a cottage; a small house.

2. a. Suitable for a cabinet; small.

3. v. i. To inclose

Definition of Cabinet

1. Noun. A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3?" by 5½". ¹

3. Noun. A group of advisors to a government or business entity. ¹

4. Noun. (politics often capitalized) In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) A small chamber or private room. ¹

6. Noun. (often capitalized) a collection of art or ethnographic objects ¹

7. Noun. (dialectal Rhode Island) milkshake ¹

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Definition of Cabinet

1. a piece of furniture with shelves and drawers [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cabinet

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cabin boys
cabin car
cabin crew
cabin cruiser
cabin fever
cabin liner
cabinet (current term)
cabinet maker
cabinet making
cabinet minister
cabinet ministers
cabinet window
cabinet wood

Literary usage of Cabinet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"cabinet of PH Nicklin. cabinet of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Diam. ... cabinet of TG Lea. cabinet of Prof. Vanuxem. cabinet of PH Nicklin. ..."

2. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"Increased security oi the Crown and of Ministers under the cabinet system. to the House of Lords ; to Ike House of Commons, Three-fold capacity of cabinet ..."

3. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1904)
"CHAPTER X AS HEAD OF A cabinet (1868-1874) RATIONAL co-operation in politics would be at an end, if no two men might act together, they had satisfied ..."

4. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1911)
"CHAPTER X AS HEAD OF A cabinet (1868-1874} RATIONAL co-operation in politics would be at an end, if no two men might act together, until they had ..."

5. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1913)
"Much more attractive and of greater value to the student is the concluding portion of the book, consisting of three chapters, ' The Principles of cabinet ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"2 The cabinet.—The cabinet is what in England gives name and character to the ... The cabinet consists of those privy councilors, who actually conduct the ..."

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