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Meaning of cabin by Wiktionary Dictionary

cabin


    Etymology

    Frm Middle English caban, cabane, from Old French cabane, from Medieval Latin capanna ( “a cabin” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈkæb.ɪn/
    • Rhymes: -æbɪn

    Noun

    cabin ( plural: cabins )

    1. ( US ) A small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it .
      Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin .
    2. ( informal ) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people .
    3. A compartment on land, usually comprised of logs .
    4. A private room on a ship .
      The captain's cabin .
      Passengers shall remain in their cabins .
    5. The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping .
    6. The passenger area of an airplane .
    7. ( rail transport, informal ) a signal box

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    See also

    • cabana

    External links

    • cabin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • cabin in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • cabin at OneLook Dictionary Search


Explanation of cabin by Wordnet Dictionary

cabin


    Verb
    1. confine to a small space, such as a cabin

    Noun
    1. the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried

    2. small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

    3. a small house built of wood



    Definition of cabin by GCIDE Dictionary

    cabin


    1. Cabin ( kăbĭn ), 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.

    2. Cabin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabined ( -ĭnd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabining.] To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

      I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave. Shak.

    3. Cabin, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a cabin.

      I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in

      To saucy doubts and fears. Shak.