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closetnoun [C]

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

closetverb [T usually passive]

uk   /ˈklɒz.ɪt/  us   /ˈklɑː.zɪt/

closetadjective [before noun]

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

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closetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɑz·ɪt/
a small room 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/
kept secret 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 congressional leadership.
(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 ropero, 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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