Complete Definition of "closet"

English

Etymology
From OF. closet (suffix|clos|et)

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-closet.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ézɪt|-Ézɪt

Noun
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en-noun

  1. (Now chiefly USA) a piece of furniture or cabinet in which clothes or household supplies may be stored.
  2. a small private chamber
  3. a toilet; a water closet
  4. figuratively the imagined closet in the phrase skeleton in the closet
  5. figuratively the imagined closet in the phrase in the closet

#:The closet can be a scary place for a gay teenager.

  1. colloquial|attributive in secret

#:He's a closet Republican: he voted for Bush, but won't say so if you ask him.

Synonyms
cupboard (1), wardrobe (1), press (1) (British)

Translations
trans-top|furniture
Danish: skab n
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|×ר××|arón
trans-bottom

Derived terms
closeted
closet oneself
come out of the closet
earth closet
in the closet
skeleton in the closet
water closet

See also
come out
out

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