Primary Meanings of closet

a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
confine to a small space, as for intensive work
a toilet in Britain
Full Definitions of closet

n a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

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airing cupboard
a warm cupboard where you put newly washed clothes until they are completely dry
broom closet
a small room for storing brooms and other cleaning equipment
a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
supply closet
a closet for storing supplies
meat safe
a safe for storing meat
Type of:
storage space
the area in any structure that provides space for storage

n a small private room for study or prayer

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booth, cubicle, kiosk, stall
small area set off by walls for special use
a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth
a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box
a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall
booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
call box, phone booth, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk
booth for using a telephone
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse
a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth
a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
Type of:
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

press, wardrobe
a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons
clothes closet, clothespress
a closet where clothes are stored
coat closet
a closet for storing outerwear
Type of:
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture
furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

v confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Type of:
prevent from leaving or from being removed

n a toilet in Britain

W.C., loo, water closet
Type of:
bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet
a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

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