Definition of kitchen in English:

kitchen

Line breaks: kit|chen
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪtʃɪn
 
, -tʃ(ə)n/

noun

1A room or area where food is prepared and cooked.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
cooking area, kitchenette, kitchen-diner, galley, cookhouse, bakehouse, scullery;
North American cookery
1.1A set of fitments and units that are sold together and fixed in place in a kitchen: a fully fitted 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.
1.2 [in singular] The cuisine of a particular country or region: 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

Origin

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

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