- a closet with shelves for dishes, cups, etc.
- Chiefly British. any small closet or cabinet, as for clothes, food, or the like.
Origin of cupboard
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Examples from the Web for cupboard
Ginger returned the china to the cupboard and sat next to him on the sofa.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand
July 6, 2014
But she had started like digging out vases from the cupboard, like wedding stuff.Allison Janney and Anna Faris on ‘Mom,’ Girl Crushes, and Charlie Sheen Meltdowns
September 23, 2013
If and when CRE becomes resistant to this old-timer, the cupboard is truly bare.Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either
March 8, 2013
One cold night, Isabel finds an old Royal Air Force greatcoat in the cupboard and pulls it into bed to warm herself.This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 15, 2012
October 15, 2012
Orphaned Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) lives with his aunt and uncle, and sleeps in a cupboard under the stars.Best ‘First Day of School’ Movies
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Now this cupboard had been the lumber-room in Caleb's household.Night and Morning, Complete
It was the neatest, best-stored Ritualistic cupboard in Bumsteadville.
Lyddy stood by the cupboard, lookin' straight at the glass spoon-holder.Meadow Grass
It had also that peculiar smell of cupboard which seems to come of poverty.The Uncommercial Traveller
Why, for all I know, there may be one of them under that bed, inside that cupboard.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- a piece of furniture or a recessed area of a room, with a door concealing storage space
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Word Origin and History for cupboard
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