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cabinet

Definitions

  • Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cabinet a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
    • n cabinet housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
    • n cabinet a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
    • n cabinet persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Nail and Screw Cabinet Nail and Screw Cabinet
CABINET OF WALNUT CABINET OF WALNUT
FRENCH CABINET FRENCH CABINET
EBONY CABINET EBONY CABINET
CABINET OF THE TIME OF CHARLES II CABINET OF THE TIME OF CHARLES II
QUEEN ANNE WALNUT CABINET QUEEN ANNE WALNUT CABINET
DUTCH MARQUETRY CABINET DUTCH MARQUETRY CABINET
OLD LAC CABINET OLD LAC CABINET

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name for Oz in "The Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
    • Cabinet A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an étagère or closed with doors. See Étagère.
    • Cabinet A hut; a cottage; a small house. "Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,
      The rural song of careful Colinet."
    • Cabinet A private room in which consultations are held. "Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet ."
    • Cabinet A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
    • Cabinet A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
    • Cabinet Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.
    • a Cabinet Suitable for a cabinet; small. "He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe."
    • Cabinet The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
    • v. i Cabinet To inclose
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Andrew Johnson, was the only self-educated tailor. He is the only President to make his own clothes as well as his cabinet's.
    • n cabinet A little cabin; a small habitation or retreat.
    • n cabinet A small room; a retired apartment; a closet.
    • n cabinet A private room in which consultations are held; specifically, the closet or private apartment in which a sovereign confers with his privy council or most trusted ministers.
    • n cabinet Hence An executive council; the select council of a sovereign or of an executive government; the collective body of ministers who direct the government of a nation or country. In Great Britain, though the executive government is vested nominally in the crown, it is practically in a committee of ministers called the cabinet, which is of comparatively modern development. Every cabinet includes the First Lord of the Treasury, who is generally chief of the ministry, or prime minister, the Lord High Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the five Secretaries of State, with two or more other members, at the prime minister's discretion. In the United States the cabinet is a collective popular name, not recognized by law, for the heads of the eight executive departments, namely, the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, War, the Navy, the Interior, and Agriculture, the Postmaster-General, and the Attorney-General. They are appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and are removable at the President's pleasure. They have as a body no legal functions, but by custom meet the President at stated times for consultation. The term cabinet is also sometimes applied to the executive council of a governor or of a mayor.
    • n cabinet A meeting or session of a cabinet council.
    • n cabinet A piece of furniture having shelves or drawers, or both, or simply cupboards inclosed with doors; especially, one of ornamental character, decorated with carving, inlaying, painting, lacquer, medallions of painted porcelain, or enamel or metal appliqués.
    • n cabinet Any part of a building, or one or more whole buildings, set apart for the conservation of works of art, antiquities, etc.; hence, by metonymy, the collection itself: as, a mineral cabinet.
    • n cabinet In printing, an inclosed frame for printers' cases, generally used for job-type.
    • cabinet Confidential; secret; private.
    • cabinet Relating to a cabinet; belonging to or constituting a body of ministers of state: as, a cabinet minister; a cabinet council.
    • cabinet Belonging to a private collection, private cellar, or the like, and therefore presumably of superior quality: as, cabinet wines.
    • cabinet Hence Of such size, beauty, or value as to be kept in a cabinet, or to be fitted for use in a private chamber: as, a cabinet edition of a book; a cabinet organ; a cabinet pianoforte; a cabinet picture; cabinet photographs.
    • cabinet A council held with privacy; the confidential council of a prince or an executive magistrate; a council of cabinet ministers held with privacy to deliberate upon public affairs.
    • cabinet The members of a privy council; a select number of confidential counselors; specifically, same as cabinet, I., 4.
    • cabinet To inclose in or as in a cabinet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frank Baum named "Oz" after a file cabinet in his office. One cabinet was labeled "A to N," and the second was labeled "O to Z."
    • n Cabinet kab′in-et (obs.) a little cabin or hut:
    • n Cabinet kab′in-et (Shak.) the bed or nest of a beast or bird: a small room, closet, or private apartment: a case of drawers for articles of value: a private room for consultation, esp. a king's—hence The Cabinet, a limited number of the chief ministers who govern England, being the leaders of the majority in parliament
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Quotations

  • Basile
    Basile
    “Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of cabine, or cabane,. See Cabin (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of Cabin; cf. mod. Fr. cabinet.

Usage

In literature:

The son of a Liberal Cabinet Minister married the daughter of a well-known Conservative who had been a Cabinet Minister.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
All the Cabinet Ministers voted against it except Poulett Thomson, who stayed away.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
The situation was well known to the Cabinet before the despatch of Sir Edward Grey's telegram of December 9th.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
He exchanged the Senate for Tyler's cabinet as Secretary of War in 1844, the change being engineered by Henry A.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
In equally sleepless woe, Napoleon retired to his cabinet.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
From an engraving in the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliotheque Nationale.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Sir Robert called anew his Cabinet.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
This body was at once the Upper House of the Legislature, corresponding to our present Senate, and the Executive or Cabinet.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
It marks an important step in the evolution of the Cabinet.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Nominally the "lords of the cabinet" were fairly numerous.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
There was a touch of irony in the simple expedients by which he sometimes solved problems which had baffled cabinets.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The Spirit Cabinet Is Necessary.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
One day Jason Philip was stopped on the street by a well-known cabinet-maker and asked whether he had any old furniture for sale.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He showed Rollo how he could place it so that it would make a convenient sort of cabinet.
"Rollo's Museum" by Jacob Abbott
He resigned, the Government fell, and the Cabinet dissolved automatically.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The fastening of Miss Fay's neck to the back of the cabinet at first is utterly gratuitous.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Then he heard them lead her into the cabinet and tie her to the chair.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
While these things were perplexing Washington's cabinet, the dissentions in that cabinet were more perplexing to the president.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The centre, and the Cabinet in union, firmly resisted these propositions.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
New wine riots taxed the ingenuity of the new cabinet to its utmost before order was restored.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
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In poetry:

The Maiden caught me in the wild,
Where I was dancing merrily;
She put me into her Cabinet,
And lock'd me up with a golden key.
"The Crystal Cabinet" by William Blake
And are themselves the ghosts, file cabinet gray,
…….Of some departed us,
…….Signing our lives away
On ferned and parslied windows of a bus.
"Curriculum Vitae" by Anthony Hecht
Thou art the holy mine, whence came the gold,
The great restorative for all decay
In young and old;
Thou art the cabinet where the jewell lay:
Chiefly to thee would I my soul unfold.
"To All Angels And Saints" by George Herbert
But man is close, reserv'd, and dark to thee;
When thou demandest but a heart,
He cavils instantly.
In his poor cabinet of bone
Sinnes have their box apart,
Defrauding thee, who gavest two for one.
"Ungratefulnesse" by George Herbert
I'd tell you, "Better have a monument
Above my head and, coffined, lie at rest
Than live in some Cabinet with Bent
Upon my chest."
And, having said all that was to he said,
I should continue being very dead.
"The Alternative - 1908" by C J Dennis
For us the windes do blow;
The earth doth rest, heav'n move, and fountains flow.
Nothing we see, but means our good,
As our delight, or as our treasure;
The whole is, either our cupboard of food,
Or cabinet of pleasure.
"Man" by George Herbert

In news:

No 965 is a 1350ºF (~733ºC) electrically-heated cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used heat treating titanium at the customer's facility.
As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak swore in a new Cabinet Monday thousands of angry protesters took to the streets for a seventh day demanding that he step down.
I cleaned out some filing cabinets right after Labor Day, an ongoing personal effort to get up to speed on an organization system called Getting Things Done, or to those in the know: GTD.
Has acquired commercial heated cabinet/holding equipment maker Carter Hoffmann .
Russian Honeypot Tried To Sex Obama Cabinet Official.
Russian Spy Anna Chapman may have been trying to sexually entice a US cabinet member, an FBI official says.
The only sitting Cabinet member in recent history to be indicted while in office was Raymond J. Donovan, President Reagan's labor secretary.
Cambodia's Cabinet OKs hydroelectric dam.
You probably have a dusty brown bottle in the back of your cabinet.
A Marshall County farmer feels the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet left some of his fields unusable after leasing them as an ice storm debris collection and disposal site.
President Hamid Karzai swore in the new Afghan cabinet today under the hundred-year-old Chinar trees in the gardens of the old royal palace, managing a show of unity despite continued rumblings of dissatisfaction and intimidation.
To outfit the bar, a Harvey Probber cabinet combines with new cabinetry, either in walnut or in blackened steel and glass.
The Senate confirmed several of the Obama administration's Cabinet choices but delayed voting on Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.
The inventory management screen for the Wavemark RFIC cabinet system.
John Moriarty, whiskey expert and bar manager at Ireland's Park Hotel Kenmare, holds the key to the cabinet displaying the rarefied whiskeys that aficionados stare at longingly.
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In science:

Verschr¨ankung, a German term used by cabinet makers for dovetailing, quite a fitting term for the quantum correlations in the natural world.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Software licenses will be managed, including who has access to which license, and where (on which computer) the software is installed. Locations are all the places in which things are stored, which includes the various types of rooms in the university, as well as lockers, and cabinet drawers.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
More recently, embedded computer vendors have adopted the practice of using clusters of mainstream RISC processors configured in rack-mounted cabinets.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The cabinet near one of the magnet legs contains transmit/receive switches, preampli fiers and mixers.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The four IF signals are routed to the receiver boards in the electronics cabinet, where the signals are mixed with a 20 MHz signal down to audiofrequencies, separated into two quadratures, and sent through audio filters (the filter bandwidth can be adjusted from 1000 Hz to 256 kHz).
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The system will be housed in a commercially available temperature controlled industrial enclosure/cabinet designed for outdoor use.
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago
Figure 1: Model of an IKEA Bookcase cabinet generated by the Pantheia system.
Geometric reconstruction from point-normal data
Baum R., The Haunted Observatory: Curiosities from the Astronomer's Cabinet, publ. Prometheus Book (2007).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
One can think of the index as a massive electronic filing cabinet containing a copy of every web page the spider finds.
Content based video retrieval systems
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