closet


Definition: Meaning of, closet in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈklɒzɪt /

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closet closets
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  1. especially American English a cupboard built into the wall of a room from the floor to the ceiling [↪  wardrobe]
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  2. come out of the closet to tell people that you are HOMOSEXUAL after hiding the fact [=  come out]
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  3. come out of the closet to admit something or to start to discuss something that was kept secret before
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  4. be in the closet American English informal to not tell people that you are HOMOSEXUAL
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  1. closet homosexual/alcoholic etc someone who is a HOMOSEXUAL etc but who does not want to admit it
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
closet closeted closeted
Present Participle Third Person Singular
closeting closets
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  1. to shut someone in a room away from other people in order to discuss something private, to be alone etc
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closet used in phrases

  • broom closet (noun)
    1. a small room for storing brooms and other cleaning equipment
  • china closet (noun)
    1. usually with glass doors a cabinet for storing and displaying china
  • closet auger (noun)
    1. a snake used to unblock toilets
  • closet drama (noun)
    1. drama more suitable for reading than for performing
  • closet queen (noun)
    1. a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
  • clothes closet (noun)
    1. a closet where clothes are stored
  • coat closet (noun)
    1. a closet for storing outerwear
  • come out of the closet (verb)
    1. to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
  • earth-closet (noun)
    1. often primitive an outdoor building with an toilet
  • skeleton in the closet (noun)
    1. a scandal that is kept secret
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Pronunciation: ˌdəːmətə(ʊ)mʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪtɪs
Parts of Speech: noun
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