cupboard

noun
cup·​board | \ ˈkə-bərd How to pronounce cupboard (audio) \

Definition of cupboard

: a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept also : a small closet

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Examples of cupboard in a Sentence

the colonial dining room features a double-door corner cupboard for the family's finest china dishes go in the cupboard next to the sink
Recent Examples on the Web On a busy night, a fresh batch of pasta tossed with our favorite jar of sauce seems like the best option, especially when time is of the essence and the cupboard is bare. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2022 Indianapolis has now stocked their cupboard full at the tight end position for this upcoming season and beyond. Evan Sidery, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 In an earnings call Tuesday, Raytheon chief executive Gregory J. Hayes said the cupboard is virtually bare. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 On a busy night, a fresh batch of pasta tossed with our favorite jar of sauce seems like the best option, especially when time is of the essence and the cupboard is bare. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2022 For several years, Kempton kept the Goya hidden behind a bedroom cupboard, removing and disposing of its frame. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 The Bears have new leadership heading into the 2022 season, and general manager Ryan Poles will attempt to restock the cupboard for first-year head coach Matt Eberflus. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Now the cupboard is stocked again with some complicating factors. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 21 Apr. 2022 At around $38, this high-quality pan with a nonstick finish is a worthy, affordable addition to any baker’s cupboard and is made to last. Erin Jeanne Mcdowell, Bon Appétit, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cupboard

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cupboard was in 1530

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1 Jun 2022

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“Cupboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cupboard. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for cupboard

cupboard

noun
cup·​board | \ ˈkə-bərd How to pronounce cupboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of cupboard

: a closet usually with shelves for dishes or food

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