a a room or part of a building equipped for preparing and cooking food
b (as modifier) a kitchen table (Old English cycene, ultimately from Late Latin coquina, from Latin coquere to cook; see kiln)
n a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader, esp. when considered to be more influential than the official cabinet
n a garden where vegetables and sometimes also fruit are grown
kitchen gardener n
n a derogatory term for →
n (Archaeol) the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc.
pl n (U.S.) soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp. as a punishment, (Abbrev.)
1 a sink in a kitchen for washing dishes, vegetables, etc.
everything but the kitchen sink everything that can be conceived of
3 modifier denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality
n (Austral. and N.Z.) a party held before a wedding to which female guests bring items of kitchen equipment as wedding presents
1 a place or mobile stall where food and drink, esp. soup, is served to destitute people
2 (Military) a mobile kitchen