- 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.
- a shelter or other place where food is dispensed to the needy, either as groceries or as meals.
Origin of pantry
Examples from the Web for pantry
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
May 25, 2014
While Nutella is a relatively new product for American consumers, it has lined European pantry shelves for decades.How Nutella Conquered America
May 21, 2014
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.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
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?
August 16, 2013
Empty the pantry or put the candy in a high cupboard or simply keep a closer eye on the kid.How to Stay on Facebook and Protect Your Privacy at the Same Time
July 20, 2012
Mom Beck had stepped into the pantry for more eggs for the cake she was making.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
He paused for a moment, and then, before she had time to go to the pantry, he went on.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"Thy breakfast, Master Fireblaze, is in the pantry," answered the Steward.
So each thrust his sword back into the scabbard and entered the pantry.
And it was Abbe Paparelli who brought him to the pantry with his basket last night.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- a small room or cupboard in which provisions, cooking utensils, etc, are kept; larder
Word Origin and History for pantry
early 14c., from Anglo-French panetrie (Old French paneterie) "bread room," from Medieval Latin panataria "office or room of a servant who has charge of food" (literally "bread"), from Latin panis "bread" (see food). Sense in English has evolved so far that its roots in "bread" are no longer felt.