lar·​der | \ ˈlär-dər How to pronounce larder (audio) \

Definition of larder

1 : a place where food is stored : pantry
2 : a supply of food

Examples of larder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To keep his larder stocked with Irish music, Mr. McBride returned to Ireland each summer and would spend at least two days collecting new recordings. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 13 Apr. 2022 In The City Rat and the Country Rat, a rat in Paris invites his rural friend for a taste of the high life, courtesy of the master of the house’s larder. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 10 Mar. 2022 All of the produce is fresh, pickled, fermented or preserved in Osito’s larder. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 Someone had to learn to do this, to wield knives and fire, risking scars and burns, to coax flavor out of whatever’s left in the larder. New York Times, 28 Oct. 2021 He was raised in a family where everyone fished, both for the love of being outdoors, and to fill the larder. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2021 Brian had a fantastic … larder, is that the right word? Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 After enlisting a former partner to help with logistics in the U.S., Patrick Sr. took 20 minutes to pack a duffel bag with some clothes and his survivalist larder, arranged to get the money to Nas’s manager, and headed for the airport. Joshuah Bearman, Vulture, 23 Aug. 2021 Chicken wire on the doors of the larder cabinet ensures proper air flow around root vegetables and gives a glimpse of pretty dishware. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of larder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for larder

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lard

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18 Apr 2022

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“Larder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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: a place where food is kept


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