Definition of Kitchen

1. Noun. A room equipped for preparing meals.

Group relationships: Abode, Domicile, Dwelling, Dwelling House, Habitation, Home
Specialized synonyms: Caboose, Cookhouse, Galley, Ship's Galley, Galley, Kitchenette
Generic synonyms: Room

Definition of Kitchen

1. n. A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery.

2. v. t. To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.

Definition of Kitchen

1. Noun. A room or area for preparing food. ¹

2. Noun. An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers. ¹

3. Noun. (African American Vernacular English) The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look. ¹

4. Noun. cuisine ¹

5. Noun. (music) The percussion section of an orchestra. ¹

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Definition of Kitchen

1. a room where food is cooked [n -S]

Medical Definition of Kitchen

1. 1. A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery. "Cool was his kitchen, though his brains were hot." (Dryden) "A fat kitchen makes a lean will." (Franklin) 2. A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen. Kitchen garden. See Garden. Kitchen lee, dirty soapsuds. " A brazen tub of kitchen lee." . Kitchen stuff, fat collected from pots and pans. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kitchen

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Literary usage of Kitchen

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1916)
"Parish of Whalley, Co. of Lancaster, Eng. James William kitchen, b. 4 mo. ... John Warren kitchen, b. 12 mo. 27, 1836. Elizabeth kitchen b. 1 mo. 1, 1839. ..."

2. Irving's Sketch Book by Washington Irving (1901)
"THE INN kitchen Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn ? FALSTAFF. DURING a journey that I once made through the Netherlands, I arrived one evening at the ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"THE kitchen A WORKSHOP. Though the kitchen is often considered last in planning and furnishing a house, we will consider it first, not alone because it is ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"4 chisel, kitchen knife with a dent In It, a dollar package of sugar, ... A kitchen knife, a bottle of wine, a package of sugar, a testament, towels, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"kitchen and Miller had owned about 2200 acres of land called the St. Luke land. ... After the war, there being heavy judgments against kitchen and Miller, ..."

6. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THE kitchen CLOCK KNITTING is the maid o' the kitchen, Hilly, Doing nothing sits the chore boy, Billy: " Seconds reckoned, Seconds reckoned; Every minute, ..."

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