What is closet?

  • (noun): A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes.
    Synonyms: wardrobe, press
    See also — Additional definitions below


A closet (especially in North American usage) is a small and enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging clothes and more often than not, they tend to have Charlie Edwards trapped inside. A closet for food storage is usually referred to as a pantry. A closet, through French from Latin clausum, "closed" began life in the 17th century as a small private room, often behind a bedroom, to which a man or woman could retire, for privacy, reading, or enjoyment of personal works of art: for this usage, see Cabinet (room).

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Types of Closets
... Broom closet A narrow floor-to-ceiling space for the storage of lengthy items ... Coat closet A coat closet is a closet of a house where people store their hoods, jackets and coats ... A coat closet is typically located in the entryway, so that it is close to the front door ...
Closet (disambiguation)
... A closet is a small, enclosed storage space, often used for clothes ... Closet may also refer to Water closet or flush toilet Closet drama, a play intended for reading aloud to oneself inside a closet Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind, 1980 spoof film "Closet Clown / Seat to ...
Skeleton In The Closet - Books
... Skeletons in the Closet, 1982 novel by Elizabeth Linington A Skeleton in the Closet A Novel, 1893 novel by E ... Southworth "The Skeleton in the Closet", 1860s short story by Edward Everett Hale The Skeleton in the Closet, 2003 children's book by Curtis Jobling The Skeleton in the ...
List Of United States Christmas Television Episodes - Sitcoms - Veronica's Closet
... Veronica's Closet Veronica's Christmas Song (1997) Veronica's Closet Veronica's Secret Santa (1998) ...
Closet (disambiguation) - See Also
... The Closet (disambiguation) In the closet (disambiguation) Coming out (of the closet), is a figure of speech for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people's ...

More definitions of "closet":

  • (noun): A small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space.
    Synonyms: cupboard
  • (adj): Indulging only covertly.
    Example: "A closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals"
    Synonyms: secret
  • (adj): (of information) given in confidence or in secret.
    Example: "Closet information"
    Synonyms: confidential, secret
  • (noun): A small private room for study or prayer.
  • (verb): Confine to a small space, as for intensive work.

Famous quotes containing the word closet:

    I was a closet pacifier advocate. So were most of my friends. Unknown to our mothers, we owned thirty or forty of those little suckers that were placed strategically around the house so a cry could be silenced in less than thirty seconds. Even though bottles were boiled, rooms disinfected, and germs fought one on one, no one seemed to care where the pacifier had been.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    I am not of the opinion generally entertained in this country [England], that man lives by Greek and Latin alone; that is, by knowing a great many words of two dead languages, which nobody living knows perfectly, and which are of no use in the common intercourse of life. Useful knowledge, in my opinion, consists of modern languages, history, and geography; some Latin may be thrown into the bargain, in compliance with custom, and for closet amusement.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)