pantry

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noun pan·try \ˈpan-trē\

Definition of pantry

plural

pantries

  1. 1 :  a room or closet used for storage (as of provisions) or from which food is brought to the table

  2. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


PANTRY Defined for English Language Learners

pantry

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Definition of pantry for English Language Learners

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


PANTRY Defined for Kids

pantry

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noun pan·try \ˈpan-trē\

Definition of pantry for Students

plural

pantries

  1. :  a small room where mainly food is kept



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