1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.]
2. A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet.
Cupboard love, interested love, or that which has an eye to the cupboard. “A cupboard love is seldom true.” --Poor Robin. [Colloq.]
To cry cupboard, to call for food; to express hunger. [Colloq.] “My stomach cries cupboard.” --W. Irving.
Cup·board, v. t. To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard. [R.]
n : a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space