|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
As used in the New Testament, signifies properly a storehouse (Luke 12:24), and hence a place of privacy and retirement (Matthew 6:6; Luke 12:3).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.
2. (n.) A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.
3. (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.
4. (v. t.) To make into a closet for a secret interview.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kloz'-et: Is the rendering in the King James Version of
(1) chuppah, and
(2) tameion, also tamieion.
Chuppah, derived from chaphah, "to cover," was probably originally the name of the tent specially set apart for the bride, and later (Joel 2:16) used for the bride's chamber. The word tameion, originally storeroom (compare Luke 12:24, the King James Version "storehouse"; the Revised Version (British and American) "storechamber"), but since for safety it was the inner rooms of the Hebrew house which were used for storage purposes, the word came to mean inner room, as in Matthew 6:6 Luke 12:3, in both the King James Version "closet" (compare Matthew 24:26, the King James Version "secret chamber"). In all cases the Revised Version (British and American) uses "inner chamber."
See also HOUSE.
David Foster Estes
Closet (3 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (KJV WBS)
Judges 3:24 When he had gone, the servants came; and when they saw that the doors of the roof chamber were locked, they thought, "He is only relieving himself in the closet of the cool chamber." (DBY RSV)
Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)