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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Closet  \Clos"et\,  n.  [OF.  closet  little  inclosure,  dim.  of  clos. 
  See  {Close}  an  inclosure.] 
  1.  A  small  room  or  apartment  for  retirement;  a  room  for 
  privacy. 
 
  A  chair-lumbered  closet,  just  twelve  feet  by  nine 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  When  thou  prayest,  enter  into  thy  closet.  --Matt. 
  vi  6. 
 
  2.  A  small  apartment,  or  recess  in  the  side  of  a  room  for 
  household  utensils,  clothing,  etc  --Dryden. 
 
  {Closet  sin},  sin  commited  in  privacy.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Closet  \Clos"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Closeting}.] 
  1.  To  shut  up  in  or  as  in  a  closet;  to  conceal.  [R.] 
 
  Bedlam's  closeted  and  handcuffed  charge.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  make  into  a  closet  for  a  secret  interview. 
 
  He  was  to  call  a  new  legislature,  to  closet  its 
  members.  --Bancroft. 
 
  He  had  been  closeted  with  De  Quadra.  --Froude. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  closet 
  adj  1:  (of  information)  given  in  confidence  or  in  secret;  "closet 
  information";  "this  arrangement  must  be  kept 
  confidential";  "their  secret  communications"  [syn:  {closet(a)}, 
  {confidential},  {secret}] 
  2:  indulging  only  covertly;  "a  closet  alcoholic";  "closet 
  liberals"  [syn:  {closet(a)},  {secret}] 
  n  1:  a  small  room  (or  recess)  or  cabinet  used  for  storage  [syn:  {cupboard}] 
  2:  a  toilet  in  England  [syn:  {water  closet},  {W.C.},  {loo}] 
  3:  with  rails  or  hooks  for  hanging  clothes  [syn:  {wardrobe},  {press}] 
  4:  a  small  private  room  for  study  or  prayer 
  v  :  confine  to  a  small  space,  as  for  intensive  work 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Closet 
  as  used  in  the  New  Testament,  signifies  properly  a  storehouse 
  (Luke  12:  24),  and  hence  a  place  of  privacy  and  retirement 
  (Matt.  6:6;  Luke  12:3). 
 




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