• WordNet 3.6
    • n kitchen a room equipped for preparing meals
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen
If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen
The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...
A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle...
Kitchen Table Kitchen Table
Kitchen Range and Kitchen Chair Kitchen Range and Kitchen Chair

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen
    • Kitchen A room equipped for cooking food; the room of a house, restaurant, or other building appropriated to cookery. "Cool was his kitchen , though his brains were hot.""A fat kitchen makes a lean will."
    • Kitchen A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen .
    • Kitchen The staff that works in a kitchen.
    • v. t Kitchen To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.
    • n kitchen A room in which food is cooked; an apartment of a house fitted with the necessary apparatus for cooking.
    • n kitchen In Scotland and Ireland, anything eaten by way of relish with bread, potatoes, porridge, or whatever forms the substantial part of a meal. Thus, when a meal is composed of potatoes and salt, the salt is the kitchen; if of bread and butter, the butter is the kitchen; if of potatoes and bread and fish, the fish is the kitchen.
    • n kitchen A child's toy.
    • kitchen To entertain with the fare of the kitchen; furnish food to.
    • kitchen To serve as kitchen for; give a relish to; season; render palatable.
    • kitchen To use (food) as kitchen that is, sparingly, or so that it may last. Thus, a child eating bread and milk may be told to kitchen the milk—that is, use it sparingly in proportion to the bread.
    • n kitchen In metallurgy, the space between the fire and line-bridges of a reverberatory furnace in which the work is performed. Also called the laboratory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee Recipe from: 'Kitchen Directory and American Housewife' (1844)
    • n Kitchen kich′en a room where food is cooked: a utensil with a stove for dressing food, &c.: anything eaten as a relish with bread, potatoes, &c
    • v.t Kitchen (Shak.) to regale in the cook-room: to serve as relish to food, to make palatable, to use sparingly, as one would a relish—to make it last
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  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”
  • Charles Bukowski
    Charles Bukowski
    “Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.”
  • Charles Buck
    Charles Buck
    “Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.”


Everything but the kitchen sink - If people include everything but the kitchen sink, they include every possibility, regardless of whether they are useful.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - Originally a Harry S. Truman quote, this means that if you can't take the pressure, then you should remove yourself from the situation.
Kitchen-sink - (UK) Kitchen-sink drama deals with ordinary people's lives.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. kichen, kichene, kuchene, AS. cycene, L. coquina, equiv. to culina, a kitchen, fr. coquinus, pertaining to cooking, fr. coquere, to cook. See Cook to prepare food, and cf. Cuisine


In literature:

She jumped up and ran to the door to greet him, and Mrs. Hall went out of the room by the kitchen-door.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Betty ruled supreme as cook and factotum in the kitchen.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Gourlay went swiftly to the kitchen from the inner yard.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Smoke rose from the kitchen chimney, and on the cold air came the whiff of frying bacon.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
But there was a bolt inside the kitchen door, and that she drew.
"Linda Tressel" by Anthony Trollope
They picked me up, saddle and all, and set me on the edge of the kitchen dresser.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The noise in the kitchen sounded jolly.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
And kitchen utensils count up very rapidly.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
An' mash 'em an' whip 'em in my kitchen?
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
While this was going on, Clinch went into the kitchen.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Esther looked into the kitchen, but Mrs. Carew cautioned her not to enter.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
Turning toward the kitchen, she began to pack a box which stood waiting on the end of the kitchen table.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
In the kitchen the deer roasted on the spit before the fire.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Leading the roan into a corral which ranged beyond the kitchen, Stratton unsaddled him and turned him loose.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Later on, when the front parts of the houses were built, they became the kitchens and domestic offices.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
A wave of hot air, a heavy, greasy odor and the sputtering of boiling fat, swept out from the kitchen.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
For that purpose a safe conduct has been granted to us by Lord Kitchener.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
He went to what had been my aunt's house, and summoned my brother and those who were there into the kitchen.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Then the big brothers came tramping into the kitchen, tired and hungry.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
In the dark kitchen a very old woman and a slovenly girl were at work.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

Beside the open kitchen door
My mother stands all lovingly,
And o'er the pathways of the dark
She sends a yearning thought to me.
"Down Home" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Had I a golden pound to spend,
My love should mend and sew no more.
And I would buy her a little quern,
Easy to turn on the kitchen floor.
"Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)" by Francis Ledwidge
An' when the shearèn's all a-done,
Then we do eat, an' drink, an' zing,
In meäster's kitchen till the tun
Wi' merry sounds do sheäke an' ring.
"The Shepherd O’ The Farm" by William Barnes
Where a candle fluttered in a draught from the door.
The old man forgot to swear,
Watching its shadow grown a mammoth size,
Dancing in the kitchen there.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Word is to the kitchen gane,
And word is to the ha,
And word is to the noble room,
Amang the ladyes a',
That Marie Hamilton's brought to bed,
And the bonny babe's mist and awa.
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
As on all its sides a kitchen-match darts white
flickering tongues before it bursts into flame:
with the audience around her, quickened, hot,
her dance begins to flicker in the dark room.
"The Spanish Dancer" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

This is narrowly true, in that food from a dirty kitchen is likely to be unsafe.
A focused kitchen keeps this boisterous bar and grill even-keeled.
I was so taken with Bonhoeffer 's story in high school that within a few weeks I found myself involved in social programs at school, visiting the sick and volunteering for soup kitchen detail.
Eats In the Kitchen With Tom and Barbara Haines of Tres Bonne Cuisine.
Chef Hugh Carbery is in charge of the kitchens for both the The Bottleneck restaurant and the Commodore Ballroom.
Over the last month, the California Department of Public Health has recalled soups made by three local kitchens.
More specifically, how you use the size you've got — I'm talking kitchens here — matters more than the number of burners on your stove or the square footage of your prep area.
Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G Eats Vodka Pizza in New York, Thinks Meat is a Treat Part 1.
Green Bay Bratwurst from the Kitchen of the 225 Club.
It's Wednesday and that means it's time to fire up the WINK kitchen.
A California kitchen gets a new lease on life and plenty of space.
A Dash of Brevity in the Kitchen.
Offer something new for Santa this year By CHEF VALARIE CARTER The Busy Kitchen The Busy Kitchen is a Monday column written by two area chefs.
Outdoor kitchen appliances OEM Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet introduced a new 24-inch Warming Cabinet at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) on April 16, 2010.
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Ehlert worked at top kitchens in New York, including Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen and Bar.

In science:

This is the “kitchen sink” approach, trying to combine all the ingredients in all possible ways.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
One sample is made at ambient conditions in less than 10 minutes. By using this technique, one can fabricate spintronic devices, literally, on a kitchen table.
Template nanowires for spintronics applications: nanomagnet microwave resonators functioning in zero applied magnetic field
For example, the internal smart home space includes living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. So, the mission of the simulator is to implement all of those.
Development of a Context Aware Virtual Smart Home Simulator
Surround environmental sourcesReal/Virtual WeatherInternal Smart Home EnvironmentVirtual Home AppliancesSensor fusionSub environment(living room)Sub environment(bedroom)Sub environment(bathroom)Sub environment(kitchen) integrated debugger and a forms designer.
Development of a Context Aware Virtual Smart Home Simulator
This has lead to the development of what can best be described as “everything but the kitchen sink” MCMC algorithms that combine a wide variety of techniques, such as parallel tempering, differential evolution, delayed rejection, mode hopping proposals and local diagonalization of the covariance matrix.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
We thank Sarah Kitchen, Ivan Penkov, Vera Serganova, and Catharina Stroppel for helpful conversations.
Stability patterns in representation theory
Well, Boris really did all the work, but I do remember a very pleasant day working–for some reason– in his kitchen.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
The base facilities are located in the historic oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama at an elevation of 2500 m, and include bedrooms, kitchen, conference room, and computer room; the facilities are provided by the Hosteria La Casa de Don Tom´as.
The Cosmic Background Imager
Nothing you ask of them will seem unreasonable.” When we were first shown the Lorentz Professors’ apartment, I was surprised to see a microwave oven in the kitchen.
My Life with Fisher
One way to see this is that transportation of a book case from the factory in Kitchener to the store in New York is just another production process.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
The input is the book case in Kitchener, the output is a book case in New York.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
One reason for this is the “kitchen sink” effect that follows when one contemplates moving beyond the simplest simulations.
Binaries in Globular Clusters
The latter description stresses the desirability to start with what is already available, and to find ways to put it all together, rather than to try to write a kitchen-sink type over-arching super code from scratch.
Modest-2: A Summary
Pashley, RM and Kitchener, JA (1979). Surface forces in adsorbed multilayers of water on quartz. J.
Long-range forces extending from polymer-gel surfaces
Kitchens, Symbolic dynamics, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York (1998). [Kr] W.
Subshifts from sofic shifts and Dyck shifts, zeta functions and topological entropy