The sheets and blankets are in the hall closet.
He has a closet full of new clothes. Verb
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 Adjective
Some people think he's a closet homosexual.
Recent Examples on the Web
If your linen closet could use a refresh, Brooklinen’s luxurious sheets and bath towels are on sale for 25% off.—Malia Griggs, SELF, 24 Nov. 2023 Members earn exclusive access to a shared closet of designer handbags, jewelry, and diamonds.—Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Nov. 2023 The primary bedroom, at the rear of the main floor, has an en suite bathroom, a reach-in closet and a deck.—Hope Hodge Seck, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 The primary bath sports an indoor/outdoor shower, and there’s plenty of room for a boutique’s worth of Bermuda shorts and bathing suits in the walk-in closet.—Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 More playsets include this Barbie dream closet, which includes more than 35 pieces of clothing or accessories (and the storage to keep them all organized!).—Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 These window towels are in the linen closet on the first floor near the large security camera, but are not to be confused with the bath towels, located in the linen closet on the second floor (next to the toilet camera).—Julia Young, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2023 Price at time of publish: $150 London Fog Double-Breasted Trench Coat With Belt
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A trench coat is an essential in every woman’s closet.—Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 Best of all, three of them are currently on sale right now — which means adding it to your closet in multiple hues just became way more appealing.—Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023
Rogers was closeted for part of his career as a professional athlete and could relate to their intense fear of discovery.—Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2023 The opera tells the story of Emile Griffith, a five-time world boxing champion, who was closeted during much of his fighting career.—Devon M. Sayers, CNN, 3 Oct. 2023 Two of the men were closeted 50-somethings, with careers in conservative industries and families in the suburbs.—Time, 7 July 2023 Other 16-year-olds are under tremendous pressure to closet themselves, to conceal their unorthodox interests, to hide themselves in all their uniqueness.—Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Parents, 22 June 2023 In its early years, many members were closeted, but by the early 1980s some LGBTQ activists were willing to put a public face on the movement by sharing their stories in interviews, public hearings and lobbying efforts.—Orit Avishai, The Conversation, 1 June 2023 Taylor, who lost her primary challenge to Kemp, has peddled conspiracy theories that Republican leaders were closet communists and that Democrats were secret pedophiles.—Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 25 Apr. 2023 Organize your entryway or closet with the Songmics Shoe Rack that's on sale for just $16.—Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 22 Apr. 2023 Sidney and Iris' upstairs neighbor is a gay playwright named David (Glenn Fitzgerald) — an interesting creation by Hansberry, who was closeted for much of her life and whose lesbian love letters were suppressed by her ex-husband Robert Nemiroff for almost 50 years after her death.—Christian Holub, EW.com, 28 Feb. 2023
But, for many, its pieces have quietly become closet MVPs.—Kerensa Cadenas, ELLE, 10 Aug. 2023 Blue Note club, offering up his own perspective on the post-closet experience by coming out about coming out.—Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French closett, diminutive of clos enclosure — more at close