Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place, such as a pantry or cellar, where food is stored.
  • n. A supply of food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a cool room in a domestic house where food is stored; a pantry
  • n. a food supply

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A room or place where meat and other articles of food are kept before they are cooked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room in which bacon and other meats are kept or salted; hence, a depository of provisions in general for a household; a pantry.
  • n. The stock of provisions in a house; provisions as served.
  • n. Slaughter.
  • n. One who lards, as meat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
  • n. a supply of food especially for a household

Etymologies

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin lārdārium, from Latin lārdum, bacon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Having partly roasted the remainder of the birds, as well as the frogs and lizards, to assist in preserving them we hung them up in a shady place which we called our larder, under a thick branch, where we hoped they would keep sweet till they were required for food.

    The Wanderers Adventures in the Wilds of Trinidad and Orinoco

  • It's similar to the English word larder, where perishable food and drink were stored before we all had refrigerators.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • The word "larder" is a nice one, because it means both a place where food is stored, and a supply of food, especially for a household.

    Toast:

  • So, a couple of hours and $200 later, the larder is well stocked once again.

    And So This Is Christmas

  • When the larder is dry, there may be also bacon racks fixed to the ceiling; but, if the situation should be damp, these will be better in the kitchen.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Our larder is not too much encumbered with provision.

    Act II

  • And I don't know anyone who would say they have a "larder"-probably because what would have been in a larder, is in a fridge now.

    Basic Kitchen Part IV: Pantry

  • Among other things I've done in the past two hours: housing works (found book 3 of a trilogy my mother had started but I don't think she ever found books 2 or 3 yet), The Strand (a mere 11 books, $18 and change), and 12th Steet Books ($16 and change for 7 books, mostly Robert Barnard mysteries, but I also got a Colin Dexter Inspector Morse to try and an old non-series Lawrence Block, etc.), and a quick visit to the Westside Market since, obviously, the larder is bare.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • But to fit that collectionIn an airplane’s hold sectionTo get back to my larder is harder.

    Florida Keys Swordfish Limerick Contest

  • And a larder is a place where meat etc is kept from O Fr 'lardier' - a bacon tub.

    Basic Kitchen Part IV: Pantry

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  • This word was used in Cold Mountain.

    June 9, 2012