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  • An enclosed, non "walk-in" storage space with a door as a means of access. Usually to be found in a kitched
         "Put the cups in the cupboard"
  • (colloquial): A small room.
  • press, wardrobe (British)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cup"board (kŭb"b&etilde;rd), n. [Cup + board.] 1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] Bacon.

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.] Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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