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cab·i·net

 (kăb′ə-nĭt)
n.
1. An upright, cupboardlike repository with shelves, drawers, or compartments for the safekeeping or display of objects.
2. Computers The box that houses the main components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, disk drives, and expansion slots.
3. often Cabinet A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers.
4. Archaic A small or private room set aside for a specific activity.
5. Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts See milkshake.
adj.
1. Suitable for storage or display in a cabinet, as because of size or decorative quality.
2. Of, relating to, or being a member of a governmental cabinet: cabinet matters; a cabinet minister.
3. Used in the making of cabinets: teak and other heavy cabinet wood.

[French, partly from diminutive of Old North French cabine, gambling-room (perhaps alteration of Old French cabane, small house; see cabin) and partly from Italian gabinetto, closet, chest of drawers; akin to Old North French cabine. N., sense 5, possibly from the square wooden container in which the mixer was encased.]

cab′i·net·ful n.
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cabinet

(ˈkæbɪnɪt)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. a piece of furniture containing shelves, cupboards, or drawers for storage or display
b. (as modifier): cabinet teak.
2. (Furniture) the outer case of a television, radio, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (often capital) the executive and policy-making body of a country, consisting of all government ministers or just the senior ministers
b. (sometimes capital) an advisory council to a president, sovereign, governor, etc
c. (as modifier): a cabinet reshuffle; a cabinet minister.
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a standard size of paper, 6 × 4 inches (15 × 10 cm) or 6 × 4 inches (16.5 × 10.5 cm), for mounted photographs
b. (as modifier): a cabinet photograph.
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an enclosed rack for holding cases of type, etc
6. archaic a private room
7. (modifier) suitable in size, value, decoration, etc, for a display cabinet: a cabinet edition of Shakespeare.
8. (Surveying) (modifier) (of a drawing or projection of a three-dimensional object) constructed with true horizontal and vertical representation of scale but with oblique distances reduced to about half scale to avoid the appearance of distortion
9. (Brewing) (modifier) (of a wine) specially selected and usually rare
[C16: from Old French, diminutive of cabine, of uncertain origin]
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cab•i•net

(ˈkæb ə nɪt, ˈkæb nɪt)

n.
1. a piece of furniture with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding or displaying items: a file cabinet; a curio cabinet.
2. a wall cupboard used for storage, as of kitchen utensils or toilet articles.
3. the case enclosing a radio, television, loudspeaker, etc.
4. (often cap.) a council advising a sovereign or a chief executive; the group of persons who help to manage a government.
5. (often cap.) (in the U.S.) an advisory body to the president, consisting of the heads of the executive departments of the federal government.
6. a small case with compartments for valuables or other small objects.
7. Archaic. a small, private room.
adj.
8. of or pertaining to a political cabinet: a cabinet meeting.
9. of, pertaining to, or used by a cabinetmaker or in cabinetmaking.
[1540–50; < Middle French, derivative of cabine hut, room on a ship]
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cabinet

- Originally meant a small room and came to apply to the group of politicians who met in the room.
See also related terms for small room.
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Cabinet

 a body of persons, usually a limited number, of the ministers of state of a country, 1630; a secret store-house, hence, its contents.
Examples: cabinet of animal functions, 1667; of my secret thoughts, 1549; of his secret will, 1634.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabinet - a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawerscabinet - a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
china cabinet, china closet - a cabinet (usually with glass doors) for storing and displaying china
dresser - a cabinet with shelves
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
medicine cabinet, medicine chest - cabinet that holds medicines and toiletries
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
2.cabinet - persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
cabinet minister - the job of a senior minister who is a member of the cabinet
advisory board, planning board - a board appointed to advise the chief administrator
British Cabinet - the senior ministers of the British government
shadow cabinet - a group of senior members of the political party that is out of power; these members would probably assume corresponding positions as ministers in the British Cabinet if their party was elected
United States Cabinet, US Cabinet - a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
3.cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuablescabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
glory hole, lazaretto - a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
locker room - a room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions
4.cabinet - housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
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cabinet

noun
1. cupboard, case, locker, dresser, closet, press, chiffonier a display cabinet with gleaming trophies
2. (often cap.) council, committee, administration, ministry, assembly, board The radically-changed Cabinet of the Prime Minister includes eight new ministers see cupboards and cabinets
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Translations
خِزَانَةخَزانَةٌ ذات أدْراجمَجْلِسُ وُزَراء
skříňkavládakabinet
skabregering
hallitus
ormarić
ríkisstjórnskjalaskápur
キャビネット内閣
캐비닛
ministrų kabinetasspinta
ministru kabinetsskapītis
kabinet
kabinetomara
skåp
คณะรัฐมนตรี
dolapkabineBakanlar Kurulubüfe
tủ có nhiều ngăn

cabinet

[ˈkæbɪnɪt]
A. N
1. (= cupboard) → armario m; (for display) → vitrina f; (for medicine) → botiquín m (Rad, TV) → caja f
2. (Pol) (also Cabinet) → consejo m de ministros, gabinete m ministerial
B. CPD cabinet crisis Ncrisis f inv del gobierno
cabinet meeting Nconsejo m de ministros
Cabinet Minister Nministro/a m/f (del Gabinete)
CABINET
El Consejo de Ministros británico (Cabinet) se compone de unos veinte ministros, escogidos por el Primer Ministro (Prime Minister). Su función es la de planificar la legislación importante y defender la política del Gobierno en los debates.
En Estados Unidos el Cabinet tiene meramente carácter consultivo, su función es aconsejar al Presidente. Sus miembros, escogidos por él y nombrados con el consentimiento del Senado (Senate), son jefes de departamentos ejecutivos o altos cargos del gobierno, pero no pueden ser miembros del Congreso (Congress). Existe otro grupo de asesores del Presidente, que actúan a un nivel menos oficial, que se conoce como kitchen cabinet.
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cabinet

[ˈkæbɪnɪt] n
(= cupboard) → petit placard m bathroom cabinet, drinks cabinet
(also display cabinet) → vitrine f (meuble)

cabinet

Cabinet [ˈkæbɪnɪt] n (= senior government ministers) → cabinet mcabinet-maker [ˌkæbɪnɪtˈmeɪkər] nébéniste mcabinet meeting Cabinet meeting n (British)Conseil m des ministrescabinet minister Cabinet minister nministre mf (membre du cabinet)cabin fever n
(MEDICINE)fièvre f noire
(fig)sentiment m d'enfermement
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cabinet

n
Schränkchen nt; (for display) → Vitrine f; (for TV etc) → Schrank m, → Truhe f; (= loudspeaker cabinet)Box f
(Parl) → Kabinett nt, → Regierungsmannschaft f (inf)

cabinet

:
cabinet edition
n (= book)bibliophile Ausgabe
cabinet-maker
n(Möbel)tischler(in) m(f), → (Möbel)schreiner(in) m(f)
cabinet-making
nTischlern nt, → Tischlerei f
cabinet meeting
cabinet minister
n˜ Mitglied ntdes Kabinetts, Minister(in) m(f)
cabinet reshuffle
n (Brit Pol) → Kabinettsumbildung f
cabinet-size
adj (Phot) → im Kabinettformat
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cabinet

[ˈkæbɪnɪt] n
a. (cupboard) → armadietto; (glass-fronted) → vetrina
b. (Pol) (also Cabinet) → Consiglio dei Ministri
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cabinet

(ˈkӕbinit) noun
1. a piece of furniture with shelves and doors or drawers. a filing cabinet.
2. in Britain and some other countries the group of chief ministers who govern a country. The Prime Minister has chosen a new Cabinet.
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cabinet

خِزَانَة skříňka skab Schränkchen ντουλάπι armario hallitus cabinet ormarić armadietto キャビネット 캐비닛 kast skap szafka armário стеллаж skåp คณะรัฐมนตรี dolap tủ có nhiều ngăn 储藏柜
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