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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. a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
  5. persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
  6. relating to or being a member of a governmental cabinet; " cabinet matters"; " a cabinet minister"
  7. A hut; a cottage; a small house.
  8. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
  9. A private room in which consultations are held.
  10. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
  11. A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
  12. A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.
  13. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
  14. Suitable for a cabinet; small.
  15. To inclose.
  16. 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.
  17. Secret; small; as, a cabinet organ; of or pertaining to the advisory council of the chief executive of a nation.
  18. 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.
  19. Confidential: secret: private. In accordance with this sense the term cabinet council was long, in general use before it became specifically applied in politics.
  20. A small room; case of drawers; the ministry of a State.
  21. A state council, or its meeting place; a room for specimens, etc.; a study or closet.
  22. A piece of furniture having shelves and drawers.
  23. 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.
  24. Pert. to.
  25. 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.
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Quotes of cabinet

  1. It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet but EQ at the board is very important. – Daisy Berkowitz
  2. The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet. – Anthony J. D'Angelo
  3. If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week. – Moshe Dayan
  4. Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud. – Andrew Greeley
  5. I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France. – Edward Grey
  6. I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet I would look in there and see if I could find somebody who was making all this wonderful music. – Abbey Lincoln
  7. I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. – Dolley Madison
  8. I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration. – Scott McCallum
  9. For a time during the 1980s the Royal Family were not just the most influential family in Britain but probably in Europe and Prince Charles specifically was very much like a defacto Cabinet member and what he said actually had impact on public policy. – Andrew Morton
  10. Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister. – Brian Mulroney
  11. Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet – George William Norris
  12. Well, you know, Thomas Jefferson, who was the author of the Declaration of Independence said he wouldn't have any atheists in his cabinet because atheists wouldn't swear an oath to God. That was Jefferson and we have never had any Muslims in the cabinet – Pat Robertson
  13. See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented. – Donald Rumsfeld

Usage examples for cabinet

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Lord Saxingham is still a minister- nay, he is in the cabinet – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Frederick was alone in his cabinet – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  8. In theory, of course, the proceedings of the Cabinet are absolutely secret. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  9. The cabinet maker caught sight at once of the desk. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  10. 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
  11. Not a man in the Cabinet agreed with him that it would be best to go on with Reform; though several would have consented had he insisted, but he did not. – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I glanced around the room, wondering about the file cabinet – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  15. 465. The Cabinet maker's family. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  16. He shrugged his shoulders, went in and locked the cabinet departed. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  17. The cabinet was full of old letters. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  18. 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
  19. Ministers of Munitions, Shipping, Trade, and other Cabinet officials. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick