Cup"board (k?b"b?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.

 

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Cup"board, v. t.

To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.

[R.]

Shak.

 

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