from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A closet or cabinet, usually with shelves for storing food, crockery, and utensils.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enclosed storage space with a door, usually having shelves, used to store crockery, food, etc.
- n. A table or sideboard on which to display or store cups, dishes etc.
- v. To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A board or shelf for cups and dishes.
- n. A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet.
- transitive v. To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a table on which cups and other vessels, of gold or silver, or of earthenware, for household use or ornament, were kept or displayed; later, a table with shelves, a sideboard, buffet, or cabinet, open or closed, used for such purpose; in modern use, generally, a series of shelves, inclosed or placed in a closet, for keeping cups, dishes, and other table-ware.
- n. A similar sideboard, cabinet, or closet of shelves for the keeping of provisions about to be used.
- n. Hence The set or collection of silver or gold plate, fine glass, decorated ceramic ware, etc., usually kept in a cupboard. Compare credence, 4.
- To gather as into a cupboard; hoard up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
From Middle English cuppebord. (Wiktionary)