closet

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noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑cupboard, ↑wardrobe
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, large
small, tiny
built-in
walk-in
broom, coat, linen
bedroom, hall, hallway
storage, supply
VERB + CLOSET
close, open
lock
raid, rummage through, search

I raided Bob's closet for something to wear.

He searched his closet for something to wear.

clean, clean out, organize
fill
CLOSET + VERB
be filled with sth, hold sth

Her closet was filled with black clothes.

CLOSET + NOUN
door
space

Do you have much closet space in your new house?

PREPOSITION
in the closet

clothes hanging in the closet

from the closet

I picked a shirt from the closet.

to the closet

He went to the closet and pulled out a suit.

PHRASES
be in the closet, stay in the closet (= refuse to say publicly that you are gay) (BrE, AmE)
come out of the closet (= say publicly that you are gay) (BrE, AmE)

More public figures are finding the courage to come out of the closet.

a skeleton in the/sb's closet (= something shocking in your past) (BrE, AmE)

They were hoping to find some skeletons in his closet.

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adj.
Closet is used with these nouns: ↑homosexual, ↑lesbian

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Closet — Clos et, n. [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos. See {Close} an inclosure.] 1. A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy. [1913 Webster] A chair lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] When… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closet — [kläz′it] n. [OFr, small enclosure, dim. of clos: see CLOSE1] 1. a small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc. 2. a small, private room for reading, meditation, etc. 3. a monarch s private chamber as for prayer or… …   English World dictionary

  • Closet — Clos et, v. t. [imp. & p. p.{Closeted} p. pr. & vb. n. {Closeting}.] 1. To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal. [R.] [1913 Webster] Bedlam s closeted and handcuffed charge. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To make into a closet for a secret… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closet — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. closet small enclosure, private room, dim. of clos, from L. clausum closed space, from neut. pp. of claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). In Matt. vi:6 used to render L. cubiculum bedchamber, bedroom, Gk.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • closet — ► NOUN 1) chiefly N. Amer. a tall cupboard or wardrobe. 2) a small room. 3) archaic a toilet. 4) (the closet) (especially with reference to homosexuality) a state of secrecy or concealment. 5) (before another noun ) secret; covert: a closet… …   English terms dictionary

  • clóset — Voz tomada del inglés americano closet (‘armario’), que se usa en la mayor parte de América con el sentido de ‘armario construido en el hueco de una pared’. Es anglicismo asentado en el español americano. Su plural es clósets (→ plural, 1h): «No… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • clóset — (Del ingl. closet). m. Am. Armario empotrado …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Closet — (fr., spr. Klosäh), 1) ein Raum für Utensilien; 2) veraltet für Boudoir …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • closet — index chamber (compartment), hide, private (confidential), sequester (seclude), shroud Bur …   Law dictionary

  • closet — [n] storage cupboard, usually tall ambry, bin, buffet, cabinet, chest of drawers, clothes room, cold storage, container, depository, locker, receptacle, recess, repository, room, safe, sideboard, vault, walk in, wardrobe; concept 440 …   New thesaurus

  • Closet — For other uses, see Closet (disambiguation). A wall closet in a residential house in the United States …   Wikipedia

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