Definition of cabinet :
1. A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.
2. A hut; a cottage; a small house.
3. A private room in which consultations are held.
4. A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
5. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
6. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
7. Suitable for a cabinet; small.
8. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
9. To inclose.
container (part of speech: noun)
suitcase, crate, bladder, purse, locker, pocket, flask, bottle, bucket, tray, jar, shelf, cup, bowl, stomach, vault, box, trunk, wallet, repository, cupboard, receptacle, bin, tank, case, can, closet, storage, holder, belly, jug, reservoir, sack, pouch, pot, decanter, drum, drawer, bag, container, barrel, cask, ladle, vat, basket, chest
cupboard (part of speech: noun)
council (part of speech: noun)
chamber, tribunal, assembly, cadre, quorum, convention, faction, committee, meeting, congregation, panel, caucus, council, coalition, board, forum, court, league, legislature, parliament, inquisition, conference, summit, body, congress, symposium
- By an act of Congress, in 1903, a new member was added to the President's cabinet in the person of the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor. - "History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)", E. Benjamin Andrews.
- I have found poles so curiously carved like this that the idea naturally occurred of using them for cabinet work. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
- But hardly had he advanced a few steps, when behind him, upon the threshold of the royal cabinet, appeared the minister Breteuil. - "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.