Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cabinet”

See all translations

cabinet

noun uk   /ˈkæb.ɪ.nət/ us  

cabinet noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] ( usually Cabinet) a small group of the most important people in government, who advise the President or Prime Minister and make important decisions: The Cabinet meet/meets every Thursday. The President is completing the selection of his new Cabinet. a cabinet post UK a cabinet reshuffle (= changes in the Cabinet). UK a cabinet minister
More examples

cabinet noun (FURNITURE)

A2 [C] a piece of furniture with shelves, cupboards, or drawers, used for storing or showing things: Valuable pieces of china were on display in a glass-fronted cabinet. a bathroom/filing cabinet
(Definition of cabinet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cabinet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cabinet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More