Synonyms for closet

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kloz-it
Phonetic Transcription : ˈklɒz ɪt

Top 10 synonyms for closet Other synonyms for the word closet

Définition of closet

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French closet "small enclosure, private room," diminutive of clos "enclosure," from Latin clausum "closed space, enclosure, confinement," from neuter past participle of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). In Matt. vi:6 it renders Latin cubiculum "bedchamber, bedroom," Greek tamieion "chamber, inner chamber, secret room;" thus originally in English "a private room for study or prayer." Modern sense of "small side-room for storage" is first recorded 1610s.
  • The adjective is from 1680s, "private, secluded;" meaning "secret, unknown" recorded from 1952, first of alcoholism, but by 1970s used principally of homosexuality; the phrase come out of the closet "admit something openly" first recorded 1963, and lent new meanings to the word out.
  • noun storage cupboard, usually tall
Example sentences :
  • Harriet had not "gone into her closet and shut the door" for nothing.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • It was over his image that she had lingered that morning in her closet.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Tears, of course, except in the privacy of one's closet, were not ethical on the Street.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She offered to go to my closet: I stept in before her: touch it, if you dare.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Nothing else ought ever to be heard of in the school, or in the closet.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • I'll chalk a lane into the closet, an' we'll both keep a right o' way there.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • He is now in his mother's closet, whose eyes he has turned into her very soul.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • She got up from the bed and went to the door of the closet where she kept her dresses.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Nothing whatever was in the closet, and Alice was rather surprised at this for a moment.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Jane was ushered into the closet, and soon scented out the skirt.
  • Extract from : « Concerning Cats » by Helen M. Winslow
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