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Cabinet vs Pedestal - What's the difference?

cabinet | pedestal |

As nouns the difference between cabinet and pedestal

is that cabinet is a storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall while pedestal is (architecture) the base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp.

As a verb pedestal is

to set or support on (or as if on) a pedestal.




(en noun)
  • A storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall.
  • (New England) cupboard
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=‘[…] There's every Staffordshire crime-piece ever made in this cabinet , and that's unique. The Van Hoyer Museum in New York hasn't that very rare second version of Maria Marten's Red Barn over there, nor the little Frederick George Manning—he was the criminal Dickens saw hanged on the roof of the gaol in Horsemonger Lane, by the way—’}}
  • (historical) A size of photograph, specifically one measuring 3?" by 5½".
  • * 1891 , , A Scandal In Bohemia , Norton (2005), p. 19,
  • Holmes took a note of it. “One other question,” said he. “Was the photograph a cabinet ?”
  • A group of advisors to a government or business entity.
  • (politics, often, capitalized) In parliamentary and some other systems of government, the group of ministers responsible for creating government policy and for overseeing the departments comprising the executive branch.
  • (archaic) A small chamber or private room.
  • * Prescott
  • Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet.
  • (often capitalized) A collection of art or ethnographic objects.
  • (dialectal, Rhode Island) Milkshake.
  • (obsolete) A hut; a cottage; a small house.
  • * Spenser
  • Hearken a while from thy green cabinet , / The rural song of careful Colinet.

    See also

    * armoire * kitchen cabinet * salon


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    (en noun)
  • (architecture) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp
  • (figuratively) A place of reverence or honor.
  • He has put his mother on a pedestal . You can't say a word against her.
  • (rail transport) A casting secured to the frame of a truck of a railcar and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  • (machining) A pillow block; a low housing.
  • (bridge building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
  • (steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
  • Derived terms

    * pedestal coil * pedestal fan * place]] / [[set on a pedestal, set / put on a pedestal


    (en verb)
  • To set or support on (or as if on) a pedestal.
  • See also

    * (commonslite)