Kitchen vs Canteen - What's the difference?

kitchen | canteen |

As nouns the difference between kitchen and canteen

is that kitchen is a room or area for preparing food while canteen is a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work.

As a proper noun Kitchen

is {{surname|lang=en}.



(wikipedia kitchen) (Kitchens)


(en noun)
  • A room or area for preparing food.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers.
  • * 1885 , , (w, King Solomon's Mines) ,
  • Sir Henry and Umbopo sat conversing in a mixture of broken English and kitchen Zulu, in low voices, but earnestly enough.
  • (African American Vernacular English) The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.
  • Cuisine.
  • (music) The percussion section of an orchestra.
  • * 1981 , Norman Del Mar, Anatomy of the Orchestra ,
  • For obvious reasons the percussion is normally arranged along the back of the platform, whether centrally or to one side, and sometimes also in two tiers, the heavy, noisier instruments behind, and the pitched, agile instruments such as vibraphone, marimba, etc. in front. An outstanding exception, however, exists in Roberto Gerhard's Epithalamion where the composer expressly desired that the all-important kitchen department be spread out in front of the strings and hence nearest the audience.
  • (dated) A utensil for roasting meat.
  • a tin kitchen

    Usage notes

    * (area for preparing food) A (term), (term), or the like, or one (term), is one suitable for use in prepared foods.

    Derived terms

    * back kitchen * everything but the kitchen sink * * kitchendom * kitchenette * kitchening * kitchenless * kitchen paper * kitchenry * kitchen supper * kitchen towel * kitchen table software * kitchen utensil * kitchenware




    (en noun)
  • a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work
  • a temporary or mobile used in an emergency or on a film location etc
  • a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc
  • a military mess kit
  • a water bottle used by a soldier or camper
  • Derived terms

    * canteen culture