cabin

cabin

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of cabin in English

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæbɪn/
  • 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.
    • 1994, Michael Grumley, "Life Drawing" in Violet Quill
      And that was how long we stayed in the cabin, pressed together, pulling the future out of each other, sweating and groaning and making sure each of us remembered.
  2. (informal) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.
  3. A compartment on land, usually composed of logs.
  4. A private room on a ship.
  5. The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.
  6. The passenger area of an airplane.
  7. (travel, aviation) The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.
  8. (rail transport, informal) A signal box.
  9. A small room; an enclosed place.
    • Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599)
      So long in secret cabin there he held her captive.
  10. (India) A private office; particularly of a doctor, businessman, lawyer, or other professional.

Synonyms

  • cell
  • chamber
  • hut
  • pod
  • shack
  • shed

Antonyms

  • hall
  • palace
  • villa

Translations

Verb

cabin (third-person singular simple present cabins, present participle cabining, simple past and past participle cabined)

  1. (transitive) To place in a cabin.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.
    • Shakespeare
      I'll make you [] cabin in a cave.

See also

  • cabana

Further reading

  • 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

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