Meaning of “cabinet” in the English Dictionary

"cabinet" in English

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uk /ˈkæb.ɪ.nət/ us /ˈkæb.ən.ət/

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

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(Definition of “cabinet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cabinet" in American English

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cabinetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæb·ə·nɪt/

cabinet noun [ C ] (FURNITURE)

a piece of furniture with shelves or drawers that is used for storing useful things or showing decorative things:

a medicine cabinet

A filing cabinet is a set of large drawers in which papers can be stored.

cabinet noun [ C ] (GOVERNMENT)

politics & government a small group of people within a government who give advice to the highest leader, such as the president or prime minister:

In the US, the Secretary of Defense is a member of the president’s Cabinet.

(Definition of “cabinet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cabinet" in Business English

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cabinetnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈkæbɪnət/ us usually Cabinet

GOVERNMENT a small group of the most important people in a government, who meet regularly to make the main decisions:

As president he holds the reins of power, including the power of appointing the Cabinet.
Cabinet minister

(Definition of “cabinet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)