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Meaning of CABINET

Pronunciation:  'kabunit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
  2. [n]  housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
  3. [n]  a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
  4. [n]  persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
  5. [adj]  relating to or being a member of a governmental cabinet; "cabinet matters"; "a cabinet minister"
  6. [adj]  relating to or used in making cabinets; "cabinet wood"

CABINET is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: console, locker, storage locker
 See Also: advisory board, article of furniture, British Cabinet, china cabinet, china closet, compartment, dresser, furniture, glory hole, housing, lazaretto, locker room, medicine cabinet, medicine chest, piece of furniture, planning board, shadow cabinet, shelf, United States Cabinet, US Cabinet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cab"i*net\ (k[a^]b"[i^]*n[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of cabine
    or cabane. See {Cabin}, n.]
    1. A hut; a cottage; a small house. [Obs.]
             Hearken a while from thy green cabinet, The rural
             song of careful Colinet.              --Spenser.
    2. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
    3. A private room in which consultations are held.
             Philip passed some hours every day in his father's
             cabinet.                              --Prescott.
    4. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a
       nation; a cabinet council.
    Note: In England, the cabinet or cabinet council consists of
          those privy councilors who actually transact the
          immediate business of the government. --Mozley & W. --
          In the United States, the cabinet is composed of the
          heads of the executive departments of the government,
          namely, the Secretary of State, of the Treasury, of
          War, of the Navy, of the Interior, and of Agiculture,
          the Postmaster-general, and the Attorney-general.
       (a) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain
           articles of value. Hence:
       (b) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an
           ['e]tag[`e]re or closed with doors. See
    6. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and
       exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection
    {Cabinet council}.
       (a) Same as {Cabinet}, n., 4 (of which body it was
           formerly the full title).
       (b) A meeting of the cabinet.
    {Cabinet councilor}, a member of a cabinet council.
    {Cabinet photograph}, a photograph of a size smaller than an
       imperial, though larger than a {carte de visite}.
    {Cabinet picture}, a small and generally highly finished
       picture, suitable for a small room and for close
  2. \Cab"i*net\, a.
    Suitable for a cabinet; small.
          He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of
          Goethe.                                  --For. Quar.
  3. \Cab"i*net\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabineted; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Cabineting}.]
    To inclose [R.] --Hewyt.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a cabinet symbolizes the female body and/or the womb. Alternatively, you may be hiding some family or personal secret. The contents and condition of the cabinet should give more indication of the meaning of your dream. Dreaming of someone rearranging your cabinets suggests that somebody is overstepping your boundaries.
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