cupboard

noun
cup·​board | \ˈkə-bərd \

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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Another trick: Store garlic under an unglazed clay flower pot in a cupboard, creating a small humidor without cutting off air circulation, which can lead to rot. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018 During a visit by an Associated Press photographer to the synagogue in January 2000, Youssef Jajati, a Jewish community leader in Syria at the time, showed the torahs stored in a silver container inside a cupboard. Washington Post, "Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war," 18 June 2018 During a visit by an Associated Press photographer to the synagogue in January 2000, Youssef Jajati, a Jewish community leader in Syria at the time, showed the torahs stored in a silver container inside a cupboard. Bassem Mroue, Fox News, "Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war," 17 June 2018 Spice up their cupboard with Rebekah Miles’s ceramic cups or Botticelli’s pretty plate. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "27 Foolproof Gift Ideas for Neighbors, Coworkers, and Other Pseudo-Strangers," 12 Nov. 2018 Designed by our own Aurich Lawson, our mugs come direct from the Ars Technica Orbiting HQ to your kitchen cupboard, feature spiffy front and back designs, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Caffeinate in style with an Ars Technica mug—now cheaper than ever," 12 Oct. 2018 Inside both series are a kitchen (including a sink, stove, fridge, and cupboard), bathroom (with a toilet, shower, and sink), a bistro table, and a multi-purpose space for hanging out and sleeping. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "You Could Live In This Tiny Houseboat For $61,000," 6 July 2018 And the Marcos cupboard was left full by Paul Moro. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Countdown: 50 things to watch for in the 2018 Arizona high school football season," 29 June 2018 And the album, which comes out Sept. 7, means more to Freund than just clearing out the musical cupboard. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Tom Freund Shares Title Track From New Album 'East of Lincoln': Premiere," 28 June 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

: a small room with shelves where you keep cups, dishes, or food

: a small room where things are stored

cupboard

noun
cup·​board | \ˈkə-bərd \

Kids Definition of cupboard

: a closet usually with shelves for dishes or food

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