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From cabin + -et, influenced by French cabinet. In sense of “a government group”, compare salon, also named for a room used to gather.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæb.ɪ.nɪt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæb.ɪ.nɪt/, /ˈkæb.nɪt/
- (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈkæb.ə.nət/, /ˈkæb.nət/
- Rhymes: (General American with weak vowel merger) -æbnət
cabinet (plural cabinets)
- A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.
- A cupboard.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess:
- ‘[…] There's every Staffordshire crime-piece ever made in this cabinet, and that's unique. The Van Hoyer Museum in New York hasn't that very rare second version of Maria Marten's Red Barn over there, nor the little Frederick George Manning—he was the criminal Dickens saw hanged on the roof of the gaol in Horsemonger Lane, by the way—’
- The upright assembly that houses a coin-operated arcade game, a cab.
- (historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3⅞" by 5½".
- 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal In Bohemia, Norton, published 2005, page 19:
- Holmes took a note of it. “One other question,” said he. “Was the photograph a cabinet?”
- A group of advisors to a government or business entity.
- (politics, often capitalized) In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.
- 1955, Truman, Harry S, Memoirs of Harry S. Truman: Year of Decisions, volume I, Signet Books, published 1965, →OCLC, →OL, page 364:
- Lincoln had a great deal of trouble with his Cabinet because some of them got it into their heads that they, and not the President, were the policy-makers. James K. Polk had the same difficulty with his Cabinet. Franklin Roosevelt never had any difficulty with his Cabinet for the simple reason that he himself, in my opinion, spent too much time doing the work that should have been delegated to the Cabinet.
- (Kentucky) A cabinet-level agency in the executive branch; that is, an agency headed by a member of the governor's cabinet.
- 2003, A Handbook for Gubernatorial Transition in Kentucky, w:Legislative Research Commission, page 49:
- The executive branch of Kentucky state government is structured on a program cabinet system consisting of 14 program cabinets, each headed by a secretary, who is appointed by the Governor. The program cabinets listed below and the agencies within each cabinet are designated in the statutes.
- (archaic) A small chamber or private room.
- 1855–1858, William H[ickling] Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), Boston, Mass.: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, →OCLC:
- Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet.
- (often capitalized) A collection of art or ethnographic objects.
- (dialectal, Rhode Island) Milkshake.
- 2012, Linda Beaulieu, Providence & Rhode Island Cookbook: Big Recipes from the Smallest State, page 268:
- One of Rhode Island's most famous beverages is the Awful Awful, an enormous 32-ounce, rich, creamy milk shake sold at the Newport Creamery stores, a soda fountain and casual restaurant chain. This ultra-thick cabinet is "awful big and awful good," thus the name.
- (obsolete) A hut; a cottage; a small house.
- 1579, Immeritô [pseudonym; Edmund Spenser], “December. Aegloga Duodecima.”, in The Shepheardes Calender: […], London: […] Hugh Singleton, […], →OCLC; republished as The Shepheardes Calender […], London: […] Iohn Wolfe for Iohn Harrison the yonger, […], 1586, →OCLC:
- Hearken a while from thy green cabinet, / The rural song of careful Colinet.
- An enclosure for mechanical or electrical equipment.
- (cabinet-level agency in the executive branch): cabinet agency, cabinet department, program cabinet (rare), superagency (California)
- cabinet agency
- cabinet card
- cabinet department
- cabinet edition
- cabinet maker
- cabinet making
- cabinet minister
- cabinet of curiosities
- cabinet piano
- cabinet pudding
- cabinet window
- cocktail cabinet
- coffee cabinet
- display cabinet
- drinks cabinet
- file cabinet
- filing cabinet
- fire cabinet
- inner cabinet
- kitchen cabinet
- medicine cabinet
- minority cabinet
- program cabinet
- spirit cabinet
- war cabinet
group of advisors
group of ministers
cabinet m (plural cabinets)
- (archaic) a study
- an office, a surgery
- a cabinet
- a cabinet of government advisors
- (in the plural) the toilet, lavatory
- → Hijazi Arabic: كبنيه (kabinē, “toilet seat”)
- → Dutch: kabinet
- → English: cabinet
- → Georgian: კაბინეტი (ḳabineṭi)
- → German: Kabinett
- → Ukrainian: кабіне́т (kabinét)
- → Persian: کابینه (kâbine)
- → Portuguese: gabinete
- “cabinet”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
cabinet n (plural cabinete)
Declension of cabinet
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|nominative/accusative||(un) cabinet||cabinetul||(niște) cabinete||cabinetele|
|genitive/dative||(unui) cabinet||cabinetului||(unor) cabinete||cabinetelor|
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