closet

  • 1 Closet — Clos et, n. [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See {Close} an inclosure.] 1. A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy. [1913 Webster] A chair lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] When… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 closet — [kläz′it] n. [OFr, small enclosure, dim. of clos: see CLOSE1] 1. a small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc. 2. a small, private room for reading, meditation, etc. 3. a monarch s private chamber as for prayer or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Closet — Clos et, v. t. [imp. & p. p.{Closeted} p. pr. & vb. n. {Closeting}.] 1. To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal. [R.] [1913 Webster] Bedlam s closeted and handcuffed charge. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To make into a closet for a secret… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 closet — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. closet small enclosure, private room, dim. of clos, from L. clausum closed space, from neut. pp. of claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). In Matt. vi:6 used to render L. cubiculum bedchamber, bedroom, Gk.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 closet — ► NOUN 1) chiefly N. Amer. a tall cupboard or wardrobe. 2) a small room. 3) archaic a toilet. 4) (the closet) (especially with reference to homosexuality) a state of secrecy or concealment. 5) (before another noun ) secret; covert: a closet… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 clóset — Voz tomada del inglés americano closet (‘armario’), que se usa en la mayor parte de América con el sentido de ‘armario construido en el hueco de una pared’. Es anglicismo asentado en el español americano. Su plural es clósets (→ plural, 1h): «No… …

    Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • 7 clóset — (Del ingl. closet). m. Am. Armario empotrado …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 Closet — (fr., spr. Klosäh), 1) ein Raum für Utensilien; 2) veraltet für Boudoir …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 closet — index chamber (compartment), hide, private (confidential), sequester (seclude), shroud Bur …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 closet — [n] storage cupboard, usually tall ambry, bin, buffet, cabinet, chest of drawers, clothes room, cold storage, container, depository, locker, receptacle, recess, repository, room, safe, sideboard, vault, walk in, wardrobe; concept 440 …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 Closet — For other uses, see Closet (disambiguation). A wall closet in a residential house in the United States …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 closet — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑cupboard, ↑wardrobe ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, large ▪ small, tiny ▪ built in …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 closet — WÁTER CLÓSET s.n. Closet cu apă. [pr. uótăr clázăt; abr. W.C.] (din engl., fr. water closet) Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  CLOSÉT, closete, s.n. Instalaţie igienică servind la satisfacerea nevoilor fiziologice de evacuare a urinei şi a …

    Dicționar Român

  • 14 closet — clos|et1 S3 [ˈklɔzıt US ˈkla: , ˈklo: ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: clos enclosed place , from Latin clausum, from clausus; CLOSE2] 1.) especially AmE a cupboard built into the wall of a room from the floor to the ceiling →↑wardrobe …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 closet — [[t]klɒ̱zɪt[/t]] closets 1) N COUNT A closet is a piece of furniture with doors at the front and shelves inside, which is used for storing things. [AM] (in BRIT, use cupboard) 2) N COUNT A closet is a very small room for storing things,… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 closet —    1. a lavatory    Literally, a small or private room. The word usually comes with the descriptive prefixes earth or water, whence the initials EC and WC, and the charming French noun le water.    2. concealing in public your homosexuality… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 closet — /kloz it/, n. 1. a small room, enclosed recess, or cabinet for storing clothing, food, utensils, etc. 2. a small private room, esp. one used for prayer, meditation, etc. 3. a state or condition of secrecy or carefully guarded privacy: Some… …

    Universalium

  • 18 closet — 1 noun (C) 1 come out of the closet a) to tell people that you are homosexual after hiding the fact b) to admit you believe something or to discuss something that was previously kept secret 2 especially AmE a cupboard built into the wall of a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 closet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French closett, diminutive of clos enclosure more at close Date: 14th century 1. a. an apartment or small room for privacy b. a monarch s or official s private chamber 2. a cabinet or recess for… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 closet — n. cupboard 1) a china; clothes; linen; walk in closet toilet (esp. BE) 2) a water closet misc. 3) to come out of the closet ( to come out into the open about smt. ) * * * [ klɒzɪt] clothes linen walk in closet …

    Combinatory dictionary