Definition of cabinet
- a kitchen cabinet
- a medicine cabinet
- a butterfly display cabinet
- the president's cabinet
a member of the President's Cabinet
the most precious knickknacks were kept in a cabinet with glass doors
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First Known Use: circa 1550See Words from the same year
: a piece of furniture that is used for storing things and usually has doors and shelves
: a group of people who give advice to the leader of a government
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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