pantry

noun pan·try \ ˈpan-trē \

Definition of pantry

plural pantries
1 :a room or closet used for storage (as of provisions) or from which food is brought to the table
2 :a room (as in a hotel or hospital) for preparation of foods on order

Examples of pantry in a Sentence

  1. homemade jams and pickles are stored in a separate pantry off the kitchen

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Origin and Etymology of pantry

Middle English panetrie, from Anglo-French paneterie, from paneter servant in charge of the pantry, from pain bread, from Latin panis — more at food

pantry Synonyms

Synonyms
cuddy, cupboard, closet, press
Related Words
ambry [chiefly British dialect], buttery [chiefly dialect], larder, spence [chiefly British dialect]; cloakroom, coatroom, garderobe, vestiary, wardrobe

PANTRY Defined for English Language Learners

pantry

noun

Definition of pantry for English Language Learners

  • : a small room in a house in which food is stored


PANTRY Defined for Kids

pantry

noun pan·try \ ˈpan-trē \

Definition of pantry for Students

plural pantries
:a small room where mainly food is kept


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