Closeted
Closet Clos"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p.{Closeted} p. pr. & vb. n. {Closeting}.] 1. To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Bedlam's closeted and handcuffed charge. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To make into a closet for a secret interview. [1913 Webster]

He was to call a new legislature, to closet its members. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

He had been closeted with De Quadra. --Froude. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • closeted — adjective Date: 1763 closet 3 < a closeted homosexual > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • closeted — adjective a) confined Hes spent all day closeted in his room. b) Not open about ones homosexuality. Syn: confined, holed up, in the closet …   Wiktionary

  • closeted — adj. Closeted is used with these nouns: ↑homosexual, ↑lesbian …   Collocations dictionary

  • closeted — clos|et|ed [ klazətəd ] adjective a gay person who is closeted has not admitted publicly that they are gay …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closeted — UK [ˈklɒzɪtɪd] / US [ˈklɑzətəd] adjective a gay person who is closeted has not said publicly that they are gay …   English dictionary

  • closeted — /kloz i tid/, adj. functioning in private; secret; closet. [1675 85; CLOSET + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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