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cabinet


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabinet  \Cab"i*net\  (k[a^]b"[i^]*n[e^]t),  n.  [F.,  dim.  of  cabine 
  or  cabane.  See  {Cabin},  n.] 
  1.  A  hut;  a  cottage;  a  small  house.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  the  cabinet  or  cabinet  council  consists  of 
  those  privy  councilors  who  actually  transact  the 
  immediate  business  of  the  government.  --Mozley  &  W.  -- 
  In  the  United  States,  the  cabinet  is  composed  of  the 
  heads  of  the  executive  departments  of  the  government, 
  namely,  the  Secretary  of  State,  of  the  Treasury,  of 
  War,  of  the  Navy,  of  the  Interior,  and  of  Agiculture, 
  the  Postmaster-general,  and  the  Attorney-general. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabinet  \Cab"i*net\,  a. 
  Suitable  for  a  cabinet;  small 
 
  He  [Varnhagen  von  Ense]  is  a  walking  cabinet  edition  of 
  Goethe.  --For.  Quar. 
  Rev. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabinet  \Cab"i*net\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  Cabineted  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cabineting}.] 
  To  inclose  [R.]  --Hewyt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cabinet 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  used  in  making  cabinets;  "cabinet  wood" 
  2:  relating  to  or  being  a  member  of  a  governmental  cabinet; 
  "cabinet  matters";  "a  cabinet  minister" 
  n  1:  a  cupboard-like  repository  or  piece  of  furniture  with  doors 
  and  shelves  and  drawers;  for  storage  or  display 
  2:  persons  appointed  by  a  head  of  state  to  head  executive 
  departments  of  government  and  act  as  official  advisers 
  3:  a  storage  compartment  for  clothes  and  valuables;  usually  it 
  has  a  lock  [syn:  {locker},  {storage  locker}] 
  4:  housing  for  electronic  instruments,  as  radio  or  television 
  [syn:  {console}] 




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