Closet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklɑːzət|  American pronunciation of the word closet
Brit.  |ˈklɒzɪt|  British pronunciation of the word closet


- a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space (syn: cupboard)
- a toilet in Britain (syn: loo)
- a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes (syn: press, wardrobe)
- a small private room for study or prayer


- confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Extra examples

The sheets and blankets are in the hall closet.

He has a closet full of new clothes.

He closeted himself in his apartment for several days.

...he closeted himself in his study, vowing not to emerge until he had finished the term paper...

Some people think he's a closet homosexual.

I remained in the closet.

She closeted herself in her bedroom and refused to come out.

They are closeted together in his office.

He was closeted with his aides much of the day.

All morning he'd been closeted with various officials.

Don't let her closet herself away in her room.

She cleared everything out of the closet.

If you're looking for the umbrella, check in the closet.

Your coat is hanging in the closet.

...your shoes belong in the closet, not in the middle of the living room where people will trip on them...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: closet
he/she/it: closets
present participle: closeting
past tense: closeted
past participle: closeted
singular: closet
plural: closets
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