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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloz-it]
    • /ˈklɒz ɪt/
    • /ˈklɒzɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloz-it]
    • /ˈklɒz ɪt/

Definitions of closet word

  • countable noun closet A closet is a piece of furniture with doors at the front and shelves inside, which is used for storing things. 3
  • countable noun closet A closet is a very small room for storing things, especially one without windows. 3
  • adjective closet Closet is used to describe a person who has beliefs, habits, or feelings which they keep secret, often because they are embarrassed about them. Closet is also used of their beliefs, habits, or feelings. 3
  • noun closet a small cupboard or recess 3
  • noun closet a small private room 3
  • noun closet private or secret 3

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Origin of closet

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French, equivalent to clos close (noun) + -et -et

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Parts of speech for Closet


closet popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

closet usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for closet

noun closet

  • container — A container is something such as a box or bottle that is used to hold or store things in.
  • room — channel
  • cabinet — A cabinet is a cupboard used for storing things such as medicine or alcoholic drinks or for displaying decorative things in.
  • locker — Digital Technology. an online service that supports cloud-based storage of digital music files so as to allow users to stream or download their personal music collections for playback on any compatible device: I uploaded all my CDs to a music locker, and now I can access the music from my laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  • wardrobe — a stock of clothes or costumes, as of a person or of a theatrical company.

adjective closet

  • secret — done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations.
  • private — privacy
  • clandestine — Something that is clandestine is hidden or kept secret, often because it is illegal.
  • undeclared — publicly avowed or professed; self-confessed: a declared liberal.
  • professed — avowed; acknowledged.

verb closet

  • cloister — A cloister is a covered area round a square in a monastery or a cathedral.
  • sequester — to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude.
  • seclude — to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
  • confine — To confine something to a particular place or group means to prevent it from spreading beyond that place or group.
  • shut up — to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct.

Antonyms for closet

adjective closet

  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.

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