Synonyms for Pigeonhole:


birdcage, beehive, fishbowl, aquarium, goldfish bowl, dovecote, hutch, cage, loft, apiary. characterize, bracket, collect. in box, range, distribute, desk organizer, drop-box, tray, file, out box, in-tray, out-tray, value. compartment (noun)
place, cubbyhole, slot.
niche (noun)
compartment, slot.
pigeonhole (noun)
stamp, cubbyhole, stereotype.


categorize (verb)
brand, designate, label, stamp, assort.
categorize; shelve (verb)
classify, sort, assort, file, rank, label, group, class.

Other synonyms:

out-tray, file, desk organizer, drop-box, out box, in box, in-tray. tray. distribute. categorize
Other relevant words:
cubbyhole, compartment, range, characterize, slot, file, stereotype, distribute, drop-box, bracket.

Usage examples for pigeonhole

  1. And Caleb, rummaging one day for some lost article or other, in a pigeonhole in Sarah's desk in which he had no license to look, had come across a picture of a tall and black- haired lad, brave in white trousers and an amazing waistcoat. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  2. The novel which for a time had filled him with enthusiasm and faith had no important literary value, whereas, concerning this new tale, he says: " I like it only tolerably well, as far as I have gone, and may possibly pigeonhole or burn the manuscript when it is done"- this of the story which, of his books of pure fiction, will perhaps longest survive. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009