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"closet" in British English

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closetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/ mainly US

closetverb [T usually passive]

uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/

closetadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/
(Definition of closet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"closet" in American English

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closetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɑz·ɪt/
a ​smallroom or ​space in a ​wall where you can ​store things such as ​clothes, ​sheets, etc., often having a ​door so that it can be ​closed: a ​clothes/​linen closet

closetadjective

 us   /ˈklɑz·ɪt/
keptsecret from ​others: a closet ​liberal

closetverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈklɑz·ət/
to ​arrange to ​meet privately with someone where you will not be ​interrupted: The ​president and his advisers closeted themselves with the ​congressionalleadership.
(Definition of closet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “closet”
in Korean 작은 방…
in Arabic خِزانة…
in Malaysian almari pakaian…
in French placard…
in Russian шкаф…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指放衣服的)壁櫥,壁櫃,儲藏室…
in Italian guardaroba, armadio…
in Turkish gömme dolap…
in Polish szafa wnękowa…
in Spanish armario…
in Vietnamese tủ…
in Portuguese guarda-roupa, armário…
in Thai ตู้…
in German die Kammer…
in Catalan armari…
in Japanese 押入れ, 戸棚, クローゼット…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指放衣服的)壁橱,壁柜,储藏室…
in Indonesian lemari…
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