Cabinet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkæbɪnət|  American pronunciation of the word cabinet
Brit.  |ˈkabɪnɪt|  British pronunciation of the word cabinet


- a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
- persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
- a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock (syn: locker)
- housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television (syn: console)


a member of the President's Cabinet

...the most precious knickknacks were kept in a cabinet with glass doors...

The Cabinet meets on Thursday morning

The Prime Minister held a cabinet yesterday.

The decision was taken at Thursday's cabinet.

Is there space in the cabinet for these dishes?

Did you look in the medicine cabinet for a pain reliever?

a cabinet full of special creams and pills

the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet

There are towels in the cabinet above the commode.

The cabinet doors are decorated with inlays.

...he's more inward with the president than most members of the cabinet...

...the irksome habit of leaving all the kitchen cabinet doors open...

...a collection of fragile ornamentals kept in a glass cabinet...

...the announcement of the presidential appointees to the cabinet...

Word forms

singular: cabinet
plural: cabinets
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