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 for closet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Closet \Clos"et\, n. [OF. closet little inclosure, dim. of clos.
     See Close an inclosure.]
     1. A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for
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              A chair-lumbered closet, just twelve feet by nine.
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              When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. --Matt.
                                                    vi. 6.
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     2. A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for
        household utensils, clothing, etc. --Dryden.
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     Closet sin, sin commited in privacy. --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Closet \Clos"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.{Closeted p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal. [R.]
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              Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge. --Cowper.
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     2. To make into a closet for a secret interview.
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              He was to call a new legislature, to closet its
              members.                              --Bancroft.
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              He had been closeted with De Quadra.  --Froude.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
           [syn: cupboard, closet]
      2: a toilet in Britain [syn: water closet, closet, W.C.,
      3: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for
         clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
         [syn: wardrobe, closet, press]
      4: a small private room for study or prayer
      v 1: confine to a small space, as for intensive work

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "closet":
     WC, academic, adytum, anonymous, archives, armory, arsenal, attic,
     backhouse, bank, basement, bathroom, bay, bin, bonded warehouse,
     bookcase, booking office, bottle up, box, box in, box office,
     box up, branch, branch office, bunker, buttery, cabin, cabinet,
     can, cargo dock, casket, cellar, chambers, chancellery, chancery,
     chest, cloakroom, cloister, clothes closet, coffin,
     comfort station, confidential, confine, conservatory, consulate,
     convenience, corporate headquarters, cramp, crapper, crate, crib,
     cupboard, den, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dressing room,
     dump, earth closet, embassy, encase, entomb, exchequer,
     executive office, fitting room, glory hole, godown, head,
     headquarters, hold, holy of holies, home office, hushed, hutch,
     immure, incognito, inmost, innermost, inside, interior, intimate,
     inward, isolated, jakes, john, johnny, johnny house, latrine,
     lavatory, legation, library, linen closet, locker, lumber room,
     lumberyard, magasin, magazine, main office, necessary, office,
     outhouse, personal, powder room, private, privy, rack, repertory,
     repository, reservoir, rest room, retired, retreat, rick, sanctum,
     sanctum sanctorum, secluded, sequestered, shelf, shop, speculative,
     stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse,
     storeroom, straiten, study, supply base, supply depot, tank,
     ticket office, toilet, toilet room, treasure house, treasure room,
     treasury, urinal, vat, vault, wardrobe, warehouse, washroom,
     water closet, wine cellar, withdrawn

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

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