a room or closet in which food, groceries, and other provisions, or silverware, dishes, etc., are kept.
a room between the kitchen and dining room in which food is arranged for serving, glassware and dishes are stored, etc.
Also called food pantry. a shelter or other place where food is dispensed to people experiencing food insecurity, either as groceries or as meals.
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How to use pantry in a sentence
The rice cakes in my childhood pantry came from Quaker, but at the time there were several different companies competing in what the Chicago Tribune referred to as a “rice cake revolution” in 1986.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack | Brenna Houck | September 17, 2020 | Eater
Anyone who has been cooking and recooking the same simple meals from pantry staples during the pandemic will understand the quest for the platonic ideal of gruel.
This is best to find out when you have a stocked pantry at your disposal.
Advocates have little hope the federal government will help, while state and local governments are strapped for cash and food pantries are being strained.Mutual Aid Groups Reckon With the Future: ‘We Don’t Want This to Just Be a Fad’ | Tim Donnelly | September 2, 2020 | Eater
I think what’s happened is, we are moving inventory from warehouses and grocery stores into our pantries and our refrigerators.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412) | Stephen J. Dubner | April 9, 2020 | Freakonomics
Parents can stock the pantry with healthy items for breakfast and dinner, but lunch is largely out of their hands.The Government is Still Failing Kids on School Lunches | Russell Saunders | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While Nutella is a relatively new product for American consumers, it has lined European pantry shelves for decades.
At the corner store or in the medicine cabinet or next to the bread in the pantry—all seem closer at hand than black market pot.
He began as a pantry worker in 1952, and was promoted to butler years later.‘The Butler’ Fact Check: How True Is This True Story? | Kevin Fallon | August 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fairness, Sabbath (unlike Portnoy) does have the decency to leave the meat pantry untouched.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature | Matt Seidel | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Besides, with these three hungry visiting children, the addition to her pantry stores would be very timely.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Behind the veranda three small rooms served for sleeping-room, kitchen, and pantry.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Here the pantry imitated the parlor, for the academician's mistress was the great lady herself.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The crickets chirped merrily upon the hearth of the housemaid's pantry, where the remains of a fire still smouldered.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Then he walked straight to the pantry window, and shading his eyes with his hands, carefully took stock of the interior.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for pantry
a small room or cupboard in which provisions, cooking utensils, etc, are kept; larder
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