Definition of kitchen in English:


Syllabification: kitch·en
Pronunciation: /ˈkiCHən


  • 1A room or area where food is prepared and cooked.
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    • It was now early evening, and Vera was in the kitchen, preparing the food that she had sent Bill out for.
    • There is also a large patio area that borders the kitchen and dining room.
    • We've become sedentary, convenience foods fill our kitchens, and stress is a common denominator.
  • 1.1A set of fixtures, cabinets, and appliances that are sold together and installed in a room where food is prepared: a complete kitchen at a bargain price
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    • Unlike other actors, who sell fitted kitchens or serve pizzas between gigs, Duffy goes to the gym and tries to keep hold of his sanity.
    • MFI is the market leader, and not only does the company sell fitted kitchens it also makes them too.
    • Fitted kitchens are, apparently, out in favour of standalone units.
  • 1.2Cuisine: the dried shrimp pastes of the Thai kitchen
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    • Every region in Italy has a different type of cheese and that's the beauty of the Italian kitchen.
    • In Japan, the restaurants are very specialized, so Tomita sought work in the US, wanting to explore all aspects of the Japanese kitchen.
  • 2 informal The percussion section of an orchestra.
  • 3 [as modifier] (Of a language) in an uneducated or domestic form: kitchen Swahili


Old English cycene; related to Dutch keuken and German Küche, based on Latin coquere 'to cook'.

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