clos·et /ˈklɑzət, ˈklɔ-/
1. A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.
A chair-lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine. --Goldsmith.
When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. --Matt. vi. 6.
2. A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.
Closet sin, sin commited in privacy. --Bp. Hall.
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.]
Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge. --Cowper.
2. To make into a closet for a secret interview.
He was to call a new legislature, to closet its members. --Bancroft.
He had been closeted with De Quadra. --Froude.
adj 1: (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet
information"; "this arrangement must be kept
confidential"; "their secret communications" [syn: closet(a),
2: indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet
liberals" [syn: closet(a), secret]
n 1: a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
2: a toilet in England [syn: water closet, W.C., loo]
3: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for
clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
[syn: wardrobe, press]
4: a small private room for study or prayer
v : confine to a small space, as for intensive work
as used in the New Testament, signifies properly a storehouse
(Luke 12: 24), and hence a place of privacy and retirement
(Matt. 6:6; Luke 12:3).