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English noun: closet

1. closet (artifact) a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space


Broader (hypernym)storage space

Narrower (hyponym)airing cupboard, broom closet, safe, supply closet

2. closet (artifact) a toilet in Britain

Synonymsloo, W.C., water closet

Broader (hypernym)bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet

3. closet (artifact) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Synonymspress, wardrobe

Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Narrower (hyponym)armoire, clothes closet, clothespress, coat closet

4. closet (artifact) a small private room for study or prayer

Broader (hypernym)room

Narrower (hyponym)booth, cubicle, kiosk, stall

Part holonymshelf

English verb: closet

1. closet (contact) confine to a small space, as for intensive work

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)confine

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