pantry

noun
pan·​try | \ˈpan-trē \
plural pantries

Definition of pantry 

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

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Synonyms for pantry

Synonyms

closet, cuddy, cupboard, press

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Examples of pantry in a Sentence

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

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My pantry is stocked with a lot of random ingredients, most of which are the lasting consequences of impulse purchases. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 The line grew devastatingly long at the local food pantry. Samantha Bomkamp, chicagotribune.com, "The Illinois town where Trump's tariffs have provided jobs, and a sigh of relief," 6 July 2018 To avoid having your pantry cleaned out by a hungry visitor, be sure to use a bear canister to store all of your food securely. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "8 Things to Know Before You Hike the Appalachian Trail," 25 June 2018 An officer on patrol saw a pair of feet dangling out of a bin for Tabitha's Way, a local food pantry that hosts a clothing recycling program. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Armed good Samaritan stops assault on a police officer in Utah," 4 Feb. 2018 Like that loaf of bread in your pantry, your favorite moisturizer can start growing fuzzy, green mold. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Here's Exactly What Causes Mold to Grow in Skin-Care Products — and How to Avoid It," 19 Sep. 2018 In 2017, the emergency food program provided about 12 percent of all meals distributed by soup kitchens and food pantries. New York Times, "New York’s Emergency Food Program Gets More Funding, but Will It Be Enough?," 8 July 2018 But, in general, the snacks stocked in communal refrigerators, pantries or vending machines have little nutritional value. Lindsey Bever, chicagotribune.com, "Why you should probably stop snacking at work," 14 June 2018 The smaller unit, called Studio 160, includes a kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, upper and lower cabinets, stove, oven, fridge and even a pantry. Megan Barber, Curbed, "160-square-foot shipping container house asks $55K," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of pantry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of pantry was in the 14th century

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pantry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pantry

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

pantry

noun
pan·​try | \ˈpan-trē \
plural pantries

Kids Definition of pantry

: a small room where mainly food is kept

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