1. [ noun ] (housing) a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
Synonyms: cupboard
Related terms: storage_space supply_closet broom_closet safe airing_cupboard
2. [ noun ] (housing) a toilet in England
Synonyms: water_closet W.C. loo
Related terms: toilet
3. [ noun ] (housing) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Synonyms: wardrobe press
Related terms: furniture armoire coat_closet clothes_closet
4. [ verb ] confine to a small space, as for intensive work
Related terms: confine
5. [ adjective ] indulging only covertly
Synonyms: secret

"a closet alcoholic" "closet liberals"

Related terms: covert
6. [ adjective ] (of information) given in confidence or in secret
Synonyms: secret confidential

"closet information" "this arrangement must be kept confidential" "their secret communications"

Related terms: private
7. [ noun ] a small private room for study or prayer
Related terms: room booth shelf
Similar spelling:   clast