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Definitions of cabinet

  1. a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A hut; a cottage; a small house. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A private room in which consultations are held. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence: Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A small apartment; a private room; a plece of furniture to hold objects of art, curiosity, etc.; a committee of the heads of governmental departments. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A small room or closet: a case of drawers for articles of value: a private room for consultation-hence THE CABINET, the advisers of the President. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A small room; case of drawers; the ministry of a State. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A state council, or its meeting place; a room for specimens, etc.; a study or closet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A piece of furniture having shelves and drawers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A closet or small room; a private room, in which consultations are held; the secret council of a monarch; the collective body of ministers who direct the government of a state; a piece of furniture, consisting of a chest or box, with drawers and doors; a place where things of value are deposited for safe keeping. See Cabin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A small private room or closet; the secret council of a sovereign; the executive government of a country, so called because originally held in a small room or cabinet; a piece of furniture containing boxes and drawers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. relating to or being a member of a governmental cabinet; "cabinet matters"; "a cabinet minister" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Suitable for a cabinet; small. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Secret; small; as, a cabinet organ; of or pertaining to the advisory council of the chief executive of a nation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Confidential: secret: private. In accordance with this sense the term cabinet council was long, in general use before it became specifically applied in politics. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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  1. The obstinate course of the Cabinet had not only exasperated public opinion at home, but had produced a feverish excitement amongst the apprentices in the Colonies. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  2. In theory, of course, the proceedings of the Cabinet are absolutely secret. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
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