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
Examples of pantry in a Sentence
homemade jams and pickles are stored in a separate pantry off the kitchen
Recent Examples of pantry from the Web
The kitchen also includes gorgeous cabinets, a large pantry, and counters.
With her husband on disability, Cindy Weaver started visiting two area food pantries to stretch her budget.
In response to the problem, Frank in 2002 helped found an on-site food pantry at Boston Medical Center (BMC), which has since evolved into a kind of nutrition center where primary care providers at BMC send patients for food.
In late March, Gilgoff met with eight other members at the Food for Others warehouse to assemble food packs the pantry delivers weekly to 1,980 students at 29 elementary schools in Fairfax County.
Last week, Under Armour employees volunteered on remodeling projects, helping to paint hallways, update the school's food pantry and teacher's lounge and prepare new books for each student to take home.
The City Council Planning and Development Committee recently recommended a site plan that would include demolition of a vacant house and the building of a new parking lot next to the pantry building.
The pantry's hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Friday of the month and from 4-7 p.m., the fourth Friday of the month.
The proposal drew instantaneous criticism from those who assume the drivers of food pantry delivery trucks would be held up at gunpoint by tax collectors and forced to give up a pint of kitten blood for each mile driven.
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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
Definition of pantry for English Language Learners
: a small room in a house in which food is stored
PANTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of pantry for Students
: a small room where mainly food is kept
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