Meaning of CABINET in English
/ ˈkæbɪnət; NAmE / noun
(usually the Cabinet ) [ C +sing./pl. v . ] a group of chosen members of a government, which is responsible for advising and deciding on government policy :
a cabinet meeting
( BrE )
a cabinet minister
( BrE )
the shadow Cabinet (= the most important members of the opposition party)
[ C ] a piece of furniture with doors, drawers and/or shelves, that is used for storing or showing things :
a medicine cabinet
The china was displayed in a glass cabinet.
—see also filing cabinet
mid 16th cent.: from cabin + -et , influenced by French cabinet .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005