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Definition of "pantry" []

  • A small room or closet, usually off a kitchen, where food, tableware, linens, and similar items are stored. (noun)
  • A small room used for the preparation of cold foods. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pantry" in a sentence
  • "Hmm-I think the problem may be compounded by the fact that the pantry is in the same small room as the clothes washer, which no doubt generates humidity even in dry season."
  • "Filling a coffee-pot and frying-pan with part of my plunder, and taking some chinaware from the cabin pantry, I left Wolf Larsen lying in the sun and went ashore."
  • "And yet ... and yet ... when it's all said and done and autumn winds chill the night air, what we're left with, besides a stocked-up pantry, is a deep feeling of strength and satisfaction."