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Meaning of CUPBOARD

Pronunciation:  'kuburd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

CUPBOARD is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: closet
 See Also: airing cupboard, broom closet, safe, storage space, supply closet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cup"board\ (k[u^]b"b[~e]rd), n. [Cup + board.]
    1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    2. A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups,
       dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet.
    {Cupboard love}, interested love, or that which has an eye to
       the cupboard. ``A cupboard love is seldom true.'' --Poor
       Robin. [Colloq.]
    {To cry cupboard}, to call for food; to express hunger.
       [Colloq.] ``My stomach cries cupboard.'' --W. Irving.
  2. \Cup"board\, v. t.
    To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard. [R.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are opening a cupboard means that you are revealing some hidden truth or secret.
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