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What does it mean when you dream about a closet?

A closet may represent a place to store or hide people or things. Movies and other narratives often show people hiding in a closet. People with an unsavory past are said to have “skeletons in the closet.” In more modern times, the closet has also come to signify the unveiling of previously hidden aspects of the self, as in “coming out of the closet.”

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1. A small enclosed storage area.
2. A small private room, often off a bedroom.
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The closet in your dream may have emotional, psychological, or physical connotations. Closets are used to store good things that we need as well as useless stuff. Emotionally they hold memories, secrets, precious emotions, and valuable thoughts. Consider all of the details in your dream and try to see the message clearly. Do you need to clean out the closet, come out of the closet, or share the things that you have stored in that closet?
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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He also removed an out-of-place coat closet in the living area and replaced it with a built-in desk.
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* If you use a folding manual wheelchair, you can request it be stowed in the on-board coat closet. (There is only room for one wheelchair, and the service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should arrive early to make your request.
Carl has a 14-inch TV set stashed in the coat closet, and can stand in the doorway watching the morning news, take my coat, welcome me to the day, and never miss a beat.
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ceilings, foyer with coat closet, open living/dining room.