Definitions of cabinet

  1. a cupboard- like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
  2. persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
  3. A hut; a cottage; a small house.
  4. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
  5. A private room in which consultations are held.
  6. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
  7. A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
  8. A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.
  9. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
  10. A small apartment; a private room; a plece of furniture to hold objects of art, curiosity, etc.; a committee of the heads of governmental departments.
  11. A small room or closet: a case of drawers for articles of value: a private room for consultation- hence THE CABINET, the advisers of the President.
  12. A small room; case of drawers; the ministry of a State.
  13. A state council, or its meeting place; a room for specimens, etc.; a study or closet.
  14. A piece of furniture having shelves and drawers.
  15. A closet or small room; a private room, in which consultations are held; the secret council of a monarch; the collective body of ministers who direct the government of a state; a piece of furniture, consisting of a chest or box, with drawers and doors; a place where things of value are deposited for safe keeping. See Cabin.
  16. A small private room or closet; the secret council of a sovereign; the executive government of a country, so called because originally held in a small room or cabinet; a piece of furniture containing boxes and drawers.
  17. relating to or being a member of a governmental cabinet; " cabinet matters"; " a cabinet minister"
  18. Suitable for a cabinet; small.
  19. Secret; small; as, a cabinet organ; of or pertaining to the advisory council of the chief executive of a nation.
  20. Confidential: secret: private. In accordance with this sense the term cabinet council was long, in general use before it became specifically applied in politics.