Definition of cupboard
: a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept; also : a small closet
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 of cupboard from the Web
The handles on cupboards and drawers are chunky and slanted.
Both will help North Carolina restock its quarterback cupboard, but Shough is a better bet to leapfrog the Tar Heels’ older options for the top spot on the depth chart.
Its cupboard of foreign currency stripped nearly bare, the government was forced into an embarrassing International Monetary Fund bailout.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Jet had regular in-office happy hours, as well as at least one kitchen cupboard full of liquor, and employees sometimes drank at their desks.
Trading DeAndre could also help restock the cupboard for a rebuild in the event Chris Paul and Blake Griffin head elsewhere as free agents.
Removing a wall between the kitchen and dining room or living room may be a way to create a more open feeling, and allow space for an island or peninsula, which would also mean more counters for work space, and cupboards for storage space.
Behind a cupboard door, concealed by a secret panel, at the bottom of the sea—undiscovered treasures wait.
Residents chopped up their beds, cupboards, even their ceilings to use the wood to keep warm.
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First Known Use of cupboard
CUPBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of cupboard for Students
: a closet usually with shelves for dishes or food
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