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Cabin definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A small room; an inclosed place.
2. A cottage; a hut, or small house.
3. A tent; a shed; any covered place for a temporary residence.
4. An apartment in a ship for officers and passengers. In large ships there are several cabins, the principal of which is occupied by the commander. In small vessels, there is one cabin in the stern for the accommodation of the officers and passengers. The bed-places in ships are also called cabins.
CABIN, v.i. To live in a cabin; to lodge.
CABIN, v.t. To confine in a cabin.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
2: a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area
3: the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried v
1: confine to a small space, such as a cabin

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English cabane, from Middle French, from Old Occitan cabana hut, from Medieval Latin capanna Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a private room on a ship or boat (2) a compartment below deck on a boat used for living accommodations b. the passenger or cargo compartment of a vehicle (as an airplane or automobile) c. the crew compartment of an exploratory vehicle (as a spacecraft) 2. a small one-story dwelling usually of simple construction 3. chiefly British cab 3 II. verb Date: 1586 intransitive verb to live in or as if in a cabin transitive verb confine, restrain <significantly cabins the discretion of administrators A. M. Dershowitz>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a small shelter or house, esp. of wood. 2 a room or compartment in an aircraft or ship for passengers or crew. 3 a driver's cab. --v.tr. (cabined, cabining) confine in a small place, cramp. Phrases and idioms: cabin-boy a boy who waits on a ship's officers or passengers. cabin class the intermediate class of accommodation in a ship. cabin crew the crew members on an aeroplane attending to passengers and cargo. cabin cruiser a large motor boat with living accommodation. Etymology: ME f. OF cabane f. Prov. cabana f. LL capanna, cavanna

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cabin Cab"in (k[a^]b"[i^]n), n. [OF. caban, fr. W. caban booth, cabin, dim. of cab cot, tent; or fr. F. cabane, cabine, LL. cabanna, perh. from the Celtic.] 1. A cottage or small house; a hut. --Swift. A hunting cabin in the west. --E. Everett. 2. A small room; an inclosed place. So long in secret cabin there he held Her captive. --Spenser. 3. A room in ship for officers or passengers. Cabin boy, a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cabin Cab"in v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabined (-[i^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabining.] To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge. I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cabin Cab"in, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a cabin. I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cabins) 1. A cabin is a small room in a ship or boat. He showed her to a small cabin. N-COUNT 2. A cabin is one of the areas inside a plane. He sat quietly in the First Class cabin, looking tired. N-COUNT 3. A cabin is a small wooden house, especially one in an area of forests or mountains. ...a log cabin. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kab'-in (chanuyyoth, "vaults"; Jer 37:16 the Revised Version (British and American), "cells"): In the East the prison often consisted of a pit (compare "dungeon-house" the Revised Version (British and American) and "house of the pit" the Revised Version, margin) with vaulted cells around it for the confinement of prisoners. The word is probably a gloss. The phrase "and into the cells" seems superfluous after "into the dungeonhouse."

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Hut, hovel, shed, cot, cottage, humble dwelling.

Moby Thesaurus

berth, blockhouse, box, bungalow, chalet, compartment, cot, cote, cottage, cuddy, deckhouse, house, hut, lodge, log cabin, love nest, pied-a-terre, saloon, shack, shanty, shelter cabin, snuggery, stateroom


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