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

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Expressing dismay at the larder is one faux pas that otherwise well-meaning folks make when staying in someone else’s vacation home. Cheryl Stritzel Mccarthy,, "Don't be that guest: Lake house etiquette tips from the pros," 19 June 2018 Here are some animals that decided human habitats looked like better homes and larders. Brian Gordon Green, National Geographic, "Why a Squirrel Stashed 50 Pounds of Pine Cones in a Car," 9 June 2018 Approximately 17,000 restaurants and cafes and 10,000 bodegas and grocery stores rely on Hunts Point to keep their shelves and larders filled. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 That draft larder has Buffalo in position to draft earlier than 12th, if circumstances allow. Mark Inabinett,, "Buffalo Bills general manager looking for franchise quarterback," 17 Apr. 2018 The low, broad sweep of coastal estuary rimming a lobe of Matagorda Bay shore was the larder and kitchen, with the bayou/slough connecting the reach of rich wetlands to the bay serving as the dining room. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Bay food chain comes to life with tide change," 14 Apr. 2018 Harvest your modern larder for these elements of intrigue. Michelle Mckenzie And Margo True, Sunset, "9 Spectacular Spring Salads," 22 Jan. 2018 Expect kingly treatment from a graceful and attentive waitstaff, a perfect pair to a contemporary menu well rooted in the Southern and Texas Gulf Coast larder. San Antonio Express-News, "Las Canarias at Omni La Mansión del Rio," 5 Feb. 2018 Its chef Bradley Day, a native of Australia, seems to embrace the northwoods larder at Tullibee, named for a rare fish found in Minnesota’s deep lakes. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "A Minneapolis Hotel With Northwoods Style (and Flavor)," 27 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of larder

: a small room or area where food is kept


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

Kids Definition of larder

: a place where food is kept

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