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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupboard  \Cup"board\  (k[u^]b"b[~e]rd),  n.  [Cup  +  board.] 
  1.  A  board  or  shelf  for  cups  and  dishes.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  A  small  closet  in  a  room  with  shelves  to  receive  cups, 
  dishes,  food,  etc.;  hence  any  small  closet. 
 
  {Cupboard  love},  interested  love,  or  that  which  has  an  eye  to 
  the  cupboard.  ``A  cupboard  love  is  seldom  true.''  --Poor 
  Robin.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  cry  cupboard},  to  call  for  food;  to  express  hunger. 
  [Colloq.]  ``My  stomach  cries  cupboard.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupboard  \Cup"board\,  v.  t. 
  To  collect,  as  into  a  cupboard;  to  hoard.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cupboard 
  n  :  a  small  room  (or  recess)  or  cabinet  used  for  storage  [syn:  {closet}] 




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