Cabinet

Definition of Cabinet

Cab´i`net   Pronunciation: kăb´ĭ`nĕt
n.1.A hut; a cottage; a small house.
Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,
The rural song of careful Colinet.
- Spenser.
2.A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
3.A private room in which consultations are held.
Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet.
- Prescott.
4.The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
5.A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
6.Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
Cabinet council
a - Same as Cabinet, n., 4 (of which body it was formerly the full title).
b - A meeting of the cabinet.
Cabinet councilor
a member of a cabinet council.
Cabinet photograph
a photograph of a size smaller than an imperial, though larger than a carte de visite.
Cabinet picture
a small and generally highly finished picture, suitable for a small room and for close inspection.
a.1.Suitable for a cabinet; small.
He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe.
- For. Quar. Rev.
v. i.1.To inclose
[imp. & p. p. Cabineted; p. pr. & vb. n. Cabineting.]

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