Other forms: closets; closeted; closeting

Definitions of closet
  1. noun
    a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    synonyms: cupboard
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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
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    storage space
    the area in any structure that provides space for storage
  2. noun
    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
  3. noun
    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
    synonyms: press, wardrobe
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    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
  4. verb
    confine to a small space, as for intensive work
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    prevent from leaving or from being removed
  5. noun
    a toilet in Britain
    synonyms: W.C., loo, water closet
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    bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet
    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets




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