Meaning of “kitchen” in the English Dictionary

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"kitchen" in British English

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kitchennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɪtʃ.ən/ us /ˈkɪtʃ.ən/

A1 a room where food is kept, prepared, and cooked and where the dishes are washed:

We usually eat breakfast in the kitchen.
the kitchen table
a new fitted kitchen (= cupboards that look the same attached to the walls and floor in the kitchen)

More examples

  • The delicious smell of freshly-made coffee came from the kitchen.
  • "Would you mind tidying up the kitchen?" "I already have done."
  • Our washing machine broke down yesterday and flooded the kitchen.
  • He was busy peeling apples in the kitchen.
  • There's plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen for all your pots and pans.

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

"kitchen" in American English

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kitchennoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɪtʃ·ən/

a room where food is prepared and cooked

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