- a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
- a supply of food.
Origin of larder
Examples from the Web for larder
Contemporary Examples of larder
At home, war has focused their attention on that most Ukrainian of treasures: a larder of homegrown preserves.Mom and Pop on Ukraine’s Battle Line
June 2, 2014
You have taken to gnawing on dried pasta, the only thing left in your larder after days of gorging.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm
Kelly Williams Brown
February 15, 2014
And the side dishes are going to be mostly true to the American larder as we understand it.Sam Sifton’s Thanksgiving Tips
November 1, 2012
Historical Examples of larder
Their noon meal is long since over; and their larder is not—is not—extensive.The Gentleman From Indiana
They had netted some white-fish over night, so their larder was freshly supplied.Murder Point
His flock never allowed his cellar or his larder to become empty.A Romance of the West Indies
An inward cellar within the buttery, which may serue for a Larder.The English Husbandman
His larder, his cellar, and his barns, were by degrees exhausted.Christmas: Its Origin and Associations
William Francis Dawson
- a room or cupboard, used as a store for food
Word Origin for larder
c.1300, "supply of salt pork, bacon, and other meats," later in reference to the room for processing and storing such (late 14c.), from Anglo-French larder, Old French lardier "a place for meats," from Medieval Latin lardarium "a room for meats," from Latin lardum "lard, bacon" (see lard (n.)). Meaning "department of the royal household or of a monastic house in charge of stored meats" is mid-15c. Surname Lardner "person in charge of a larder" is attested from mid-12c.