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Definition of cabinet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of furniture with doors, drawers, and/or shelves, that is used for storing or showing things kitchen cabinets a medicine cabinet The china was displayed in a glass cabinet. see also file cabinet
  2. 2the Cabinet a group of chosen members of a government, that is responsible for advising and deciding on government policy a cabinet meeting Hillary Clinton was appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cabinet