Closet meaning

klŏzĭt, klôzĭt
A small private chamber, as for study or prayer.
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Private; confidential.

Closet information.

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Closet is defined as a small space where clothes or other items are stored, or is slang for an environment of secrecy.

An example of a closet is where you hang your jackets.

An example of a closet is keeping one's homosexual orientation a secret; being in the closet.

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A water closet; a toilet.
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A state of secrecy or cautious privacy.

Two days before the election, the candidate suddenly came out of the closet and denounced the proposed law.

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To enclose or shut up in a private room, as for discussion.

Closeted themselves with their attorneys.

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Being so or engaging only in private; secret.

A closet proponent of a tax increase; a closet alcoholic.

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Based on theory and speculation rather than practice.
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A small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc.
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A small, private room for reading, meditation, etc.
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A monarch's private chamber as for prayer or conference.
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A state of secrecy, esp. concerning personal homosexual orientation or activity.
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Private, secret, or clandestine.

A closet drinker.

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Marked by theorizing; speculative.

Closet thinking.

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To shut up in a private room for confidential discussion.

To closet oneself with councilors.

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To hide (someone or something)
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(chiefly US) A piece of furniture or a cabinet in which clothes or household supplies may be stored.

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A toilet; a water closet.
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(figuratively) The imagined closet in idioms such as in the closet or skeleton in the closet, a place to keep things hidden.

The 'closet' can be a scary place for a gay teenager.

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To shut away for private discussion.

The ambassador has been closeted with the prime minister all afternoon. We're all worried what will be announced when they exit.

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To put into a private place for a secret interview or interrogation.
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To shut up in, or as in, a closet for concealment or confinement.
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The definition of closet is something secret or unproven.

An example of closet is a manly man who secretly enjoys chick flicks; a closet chick flick watcher.

An example of closet is the universe being created by the "big bang;" closet belief in single-event creation.

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A cabinet or enclosed recess for linens, household supplies, or clothing.
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Origin of closet

  • Middle English private room from Old French diminutive of clos enclosure from Latin clausum from neuter of clausus enclosed close

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French closet (clos +‎ -et).

    From Wiktionary