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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Synonyms for cupboard

Synonyms

closet, cuddy, pantry, press

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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

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The door was in an iron cupboard prepared for an assault of this nature, so no harm was done beyond to any researchers. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Create Ultra-Powerful Magnetic Field, Immediately Blows Up," 27 Sep. 2018 My slow cooker sits, forgotten, at the back of a cupboard for long periods of time. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Slow-cooker chicken thigh dish is ideal for spring," 18 Apr. 2018 SnackWell’s cookies, an icon of this age, filled up the cupboards of dieting aunts. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How low-fat dairy came to rule the US — and why that’s changing.," 20 Dec. 2018 Poor Principal Featherhead is never seen alive again, and days later his blue-lipped corpse is found stuffed into a cupboard in the hallway. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Let's Talk About Tonight's Very Special Flashback Episode of Riverdale," 8 Nov. 2018 The Eilers’ real-estate agent, Connie Durnal at Redfin, went to the home builder and demanded the company add additional cupboards without charge or the buyers might walk away. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "The U.S. Housing Boom Is Coming to an End, Starting in Dallas," 26 Nov. 2018 Tickets for the special event go on sale August 3, giving you just enough time to search the cupboard under the stairs for some extra change for snacks. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Every "Harry Potter" Film Will Be Screened at Cinemark Theaters," 5 Aug. 2018 The Tigers replenished the cupboard with the depth along the defensive line bringing in five players who can play in the front three – Davin Cotton, Chasen Hines, Nelson Jenkins, Dominic Livingston and Dare Rosenthal. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "5 key questions as LSU spring football practices get started," 10 Mar. 2018 My one lasting imposition on the helpless cupboards and mantels of my pals is porcelain. Sally Singer, Vogue, "10 Holiday Gifts That Dazzle, Then Largely Disappear," 29 Nov. 2018

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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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cupboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cupboard

: a piece of furniture used for storage that has doors and contains shelves
US : a small room with shelves where you keep cups, dishes, or food
British : a small room where things are stored

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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