Meaning of “cupboard” in the English Dictionary

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"cupboard" in British English

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cupboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌb.əd/ us /ˈkʌb.ɚd/

A2 a piece of furniture or a small part of a room with a door or doors behind which there is space for storing things, usually on shelves:

a kitchen cupboard
a built-in cupboard
Is there plenty of cupboard space (= are there many cupboards) in your new house?

More examples

  • I heard a voice from the cupboard shouting "Let me out!"
  • I found these apples mouldering in the cupboard.
  • Use your noddle - clear the shelves before you paint the cupboard!
  • I found my tennis racket at the back of the cupboard.
  • I keep all the children's playthings in that big cupboard.

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

"cupboard" in American English

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cupboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌb·ərd/

a piece of furniture or a small part of a room with a door behind which there is space for storing things, usually on shelves:

kitchen cupboards

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