Definition of pantry in English:

pantry

nounpantries

  • A small room or cupboard in which food, crockery, and cutlery are kept.

    • ‘Beyond the kitchen is a spacious storeroom with fitted presses which could serve as a pantry or laundry room.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, a pantry, cloakroom, playroom, office and drying room are all found on the lower ground floor.’
    • ‘To the left of the kitchen is a pantry and utility room, from which there is access to a large storeroom.’
    • ‘They keep dried foods in pantries and keep milk, etc. in refrigerators.’
    • ‘He went into the kitchen, and went through her cupboards and pantries, looking for some pancake mix, and eggs and toast and all the other breakfast delicacies.’
    • ‘In addition, there is a wine cellar, shelved pantry and guest shower room.’
    • ‘It consisted of three stories and a large basement which contained servants quarters, pantries, laundry, cellars etc.’
    • ‘Anyone who's been in the market for organic food knows that keeping the pantry stocked can be a pretty pricey affair.’
    • ‘The house had six bedrooms, a big living room and a cramped kitchen with a pantry out the back.’
    • ‘A door off the kitchen leads into a pantry and on into a garage/utility room plumbed for a washing machine.’
    • ‘The daylit pantry contains a variety of upper and lower cabinets for food storage.’
    • ‘We raided my pantry and my refrigerator for food, but what we found were the ingredients for pancakes.’
    • ‘He was trying to find room for the wine bottle in the crowded pantry when the doorbell rang.’
    • ‘She walked through the ignoble arch that separated kitchen from living room and took some bread from the pantry.’
    larder, storage room, store, storeroom
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Origin

Middle English from Anglo-Norman French panterie, from paneter ‘baker’, based on late Latin panarius ‘bread seller’, from Latin panis ‘bread’.

Pronunciation

pantry

/ˈpantri/