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 Comparing this Ohio State team to 2002 and 2014, the larder seems full and the pumps primed. cleveland, "Ohio State is no David heading into college football playoffs: Bill Livingston," 27 Dec. 2019 Read: zero reason to rush Patrice Bergeron (core injury) or Kevan Miller (knee) back into the lineup; not with a playoff seed tucked neatly in the winter larder before the first snowfall., "Bill Peters," 1 Dec. 2019 The Dolphins stocked that larder in part by trading offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans on Aug. 31 and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, another former Alabama standout, to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 16. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Will Kenyan Drake be the next player traded by the Miami Dolphins?," 18 Oct. 2019 Instead of storing nuts and seeds in larders underground, Indian giant squirrels create caches of food high up in the treetops. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Giant purple squirrels do exist—and they have an odd behavior," 4 Apr. 2019 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

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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 Jan 2020

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“Larder.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of larder

: a small room or area where food is kept


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: a place where food is kept

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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