Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “closet”

closet

verb [T usually passive]     /ˈklɒz.ɪt/ US  /ˈklɑː.zɪt/
to put yourself in a place, especially a closed space, and stay there: Two weeks before my exams I closeted myself (away) in my room with my books and I didn't speak to anyone. The president is closeted with (= having a private meeting with) his advisers.Closing and blocking
(Definition of closet verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of closet

Definitions of “closet” in other dictionaries

Translations of “closet”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More