airing cupboard


airing cupboard
'airing .cupboard
n BrE
a warm cupboard in a house where you keep sheets

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • airing cupboard — airing cupboards N COUNT In British houses, an airing cupboard is a warm cupboard where you put clothes and other things that have been washed and partly dried, to make sure they are completely dry …   English dictionary

  • airing cupboard — noun a warm cupboard where you put newly washed clothes until they are completely dry • Hypernyms: ↑cupboard, ↑closet * * * airing cupboard noun A large cupboard used for drying and storing clothes and linen • • • Main Entry: ↑air * * * airing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • airing cupboard — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms airing cupboard : singular airing cupboard plural airing cupboards British a cupboard with shelves where clean clothes, sheets etc can be kept warm and dry …   English dictionary

  • airing cupboard — noun A clothes storage cupboard built around a houses hot water system, using the heat to dry damp clothes. Syn: hot press …   Wiktionary

  • airing cupboard — noun (C) BrE a warm cupboard in a house where sheets and clean clothes are kept …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈairing ˌcupboard — noun [C] British a cupboard with shelves where clean clothes, sheets etc can be kept warm and dry …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • airing cupboard — small storage space used for storing garments and other things made of linen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cupboard — English livery cupboard approximately 1600 to 1640 Decorative crockery and b …   Wikipedia

  • cupboard — noun (C) a piece of furniture with doors, and sometimes shelves, used for storing clothes, plates, food etc: It s in the kitchen cupboard. | The cupboard doors were open. see also: airing cupboard, skeleton in the cupboard skeleton (4) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cupboard — n. 1) an airing (BE); built in cupboard 2) (usu. fig.) a bare cupboard * * * [ kʌpbəd] (usu. fig.) a bare cupboard an airing (BE) : built in cupboard …   Combinatory dictionary


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