Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pantry

play
noun pan·try \ˈpan-trē\

Simple Definition of pantry

  • : a small room in a house in which food is stored

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pantry

plural

pantries

  1. 1 :  a room or closet used for storage (as of provisions) or from which food is brought to the table

  2. 2 :  a room (as in a hotel or hospital) for preparation of foods on order

Examples of pantry in a sentence

  1. <homemade jams and pickles are stored in a separate pantry off the kitchen>



Origin and Etymology of pantry

Middle English panetrie, from Anglo-French paneterie, from paneter servant in charge of the pantry, from pain bread, from Latin panis — more at food


First Known Use: 14th century


PANTRY Defined for Kids

pantry

play
noun pan·try \ˈpan-trē\

Definition of pantry for Students

plural

pantries

  1. :  a small room where mainly food is kept





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pantry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

placate defame beat divulge
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ