cupboard

noun cup·board \ ˈkə-bərd \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of cupboard

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

Examples of cupboard in a Sentence

  1. the colonial dining room features a double-door corner cupboard for the family's finest china

  2. dishes go in the cupboard next to the sink

Recent Examples of cupboard from the Web

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First Known Use of cupboard

1530

cupboard Synonyms

Synonyms
cuddy, closet, pantry, press
Related Words
ambry [chiefly British dialect], buttery [chiefly dialect], larder, spence [chiefly British dialect]; cloakroom, coatroom, garderobe, vestiary, wardrobe

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CUPBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

cupboard

noun

Definition of cupboard for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

cupboard

noun cup·board \ ˈkə-bərd \

Definition of cupboard for Students

:a closet usually with shelves for dishes or food


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