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Definitions of cabinet

  1. relating to or used in making cabinets; " cabinet wood"
  2. a cupboard- like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
  3. housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
  4. persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
  5. relating to or being a member of a governmental cabinet; " cabinet matters"; " a cabinet minister"
  6. A hut; a cottage; a small house.
  7. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
  8. A private room in which consultations are held.
  9. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
  10. A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
  11. A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.
  12. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
  13. Suitable for a cabinet; small.
  14. 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.
  15. Secret; small; as, a cabinet organ; of or pertaining to the advisory council of the chief executive of a nation.
  16. 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.
  17. Confidential: secret: private. In accordance with this sense the term cabinet council was long, in general use before it became specifically applied in politics.
  18. A small room; case of drawers; the ministry of a State.
  19. A state council, or its meeting place; a room for specimens, etc.; a study or closet.
  20. A piece of furniture having shelves and drawers.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

Usage examples for cabinet

  1. The obstinate course of the Cabinet had not only exasperated public opinion at home, but had produced a feverish excitement amongst the apprentices in the Colonies. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  2. In theory, of course, the proceedings of the Cabinet are absolutely secret. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  3. The cabinet was full of old letters. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. The cabinet- maker caught sight at once of the desk. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. His energy carried President and Cabinet along with him. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  6. He shrugged his shoulders, went in and locked the cabinet, departed. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  7. A cabinet maker could not make one for less than five dollars. – History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome by Chauncey Jerome
  8. 465. The Cabinet- maker's family. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  9. I glanced around the room, wondering about the file cabinet. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  10. Listlessly and in the tone of a man dropping asleep, he began telling me about cabinet- maker Butyga. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  11. He was no sooner done than I, went down into his cabinet, and placed my letter on his table. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  12. Frederick was alone in his cabinet. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  13. Lord Saxingham is still a minister- nay, he is in the cabinet." – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. But I believe that the interest of the nations, of the true people everywhere, will prevail over Cabinet ambitions as soon as slavery is effectually uprooted in America. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  15. Ministers of Munitions, Shipping, Trade, and other Cabinet officials. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  16. There was a very distinguished company on board,- officers of the army and navy, and several members of the Cabinet, and other guests. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  17. She could think of but one thing more which she must take- a cabinet photograph of her father. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  18. They were sitting in Alexina's room and Gora had been placed directly in front of the cabinet, which she did not appear even to see. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
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