Cabinet vs. Cupboard

Cabinet vs. Cupboard — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cabinet and Cupboard

Cabinetnoun

An upright, cupboardlike repository with shelves, drawers, or compartments for the safekeeping or display of objects.

Cupboardnoun

A closet or cabinet, usually with shelves for storing food, crockery, and utensils.

Cabinetnoun

(Computers) The box that houses the main components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, disk drives, and expansion slots.

Cupboardnoun

(obsolete) A board or table used to openly hold and display silver plate and other dishware; a sideboard; a buffet.

Cabinetnoun

often Cabinet A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers.

Cupboardnoun

(obsolete) Things displayed on a sideboard; dishware, particularly valuable plate.

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Cabinetnoun

(Archaic) A small or private room set aside for a specific activity.

Cupboardnoun

A cabinet, closet, or other piece of furniture with shelves intended for storing cookware, dishware, or food; similar cabinets or closets used for storing other items.

Put the cups back into the cupboard.

Cabinetnoun

Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts See milkshake.

Cupboardnoun

(obsolete) Things stored in a cupboard; particularly food.

Cabinetadjective

Suitable for storage or display in a cabinet, as because of size or decorative quality.

Cupboardverb

To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.

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Cabinetadjective

Of, relating to, or being a member of a governmental cabinet

cabinet matters.a cabinet minister.

Cupboardnoun

a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

Cabinetadjective

Used in the making of cabinets

teak and other heavy cabinet wood.

Cabinetnoun

A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.

Cabinetnoun

A cupboard.

Cabinetnoun

The upright assembly that houses a coin-operated arcade game.

Cabinetnoun

(historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3⅞" by 5½".

Cabinetnoun

A group of advisors to a government or business entity.

Cabinetnoun

In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.

Cabinetnoun

(archaic) A small chamber or private room.

Cabinetnoun

(often capitalized) A collection of art or ethnographic objects.

Cabinetnoun

Milkshake.

Cabinetnoun

(obsolete) A hut; a cottage; a small house.

Cabinetnoun

a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

Cabinetnoun

persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

Cabinetnoun

a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock

Cabinetnoun

housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television