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 Dario Barbone of Alimentari Aurora, a 250-square-foot deli and larder in Potrero Hill, also sees focaccia creatively. Omar Mamoon, San Francisco Chronicle, "A new slate of Bay Area chefs is getting inventive with a classic: bubbly, crispy focaccia," 28 Jan. 2021 My son added meat to the larder with a buck of his own, leaving scant room for the bounty from our pheasant and duck hunts. Tony Jones Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "New cookbooks for hunters, anglers and foragers are field guides of a different sort," 10 Dec. 2020 Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and was traditionally the last chance to use up any fat in the larder before the 40-day austerities of Lent. Janet Mcconnaughey And Kevin Mcgill, Star Tribune, "New Orleans: Coronavirus nixes Mardi Gras-season parades," 17 Nov. 2020 The 49-year-old now works with youth groups and as a legal advocate for those with learning disabilities, as well as running a community larder in a deprived area of Oxfordshire. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Earldoms for Girldom," 14 Nov. 2020 The chefs at Orlando Meats get a lot of attention for butchery, burgers and the briny larder from which pickled-just-about-anything often shows itself on the menu. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Nood Awakenings: Discover some of the 407′s apex carbs," 30 Sep. 2020 At the time of purchase, the plantation larder contained 7,000 pounds of pork. Tom Dillard, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | TOM DILLARD: The man behind elegant Trapnall Hall," 20 Sep. 2020 The Trump administration turned to a larder of medical supplies called the Strategic National Stockpile, only to find that the 100 million respirators and masks that had been dispersed during the 2009 flu pandemic were never replaced. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "How the Pandemic Defeated America," 3 Aug. 2020 The larder + the delta: 200 W. Portland St., #101, Phoenix. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Looking for black-owned restaurants in Arizona? Here are more than 50 around metro Phoenix," 3 June 2020

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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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5 Feb 2021

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“Larder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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