Definition of cabin in English:

cabin

Syllabification: cab·in
Pronunciation: /ˈkabən
 
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noun

  • 1A private room or compartment on a ship.
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    • The options are these: If you definitely want to be alone in a single cabin, first look for a ship that has single cabins.
    • The captain takes us on a guided tour, and the ship's various cabins and state-rooms are laid open to us in cross-section.
    • Therefore they rushed to the vessel and hoped to be transported timely, and were willing to be placed outside the cabins or on the ship's deck.
  • 1.1The area for passengers in an aircraft.
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    • With the advent of pressurized cabins, the aircraft would be able to fly higher without the requisite oxygen aboard.
    • Customers can now take a virtual tour of the aircraft cabins, book flights, order special meals and duty-free items and look up jobs in the airline, online.
    • A definitive list of items now banned from aircraft cabins has been released and passengers are urged to comply with the new requirements.
  • 2A small shelter or house, made of wood and situated in a wild or remote area.
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    • But mostly shelter is house or cabin or tent - a wall between us and the other of the land around us.
    • Wingdims will live in houses, huts, cabins, or any other shelter, they have a wonderful relationship with nature and everything around them.
    • But much of England is densely populated and there could never been enough cabins and huts to house us all; our architectural sprawl needs some containment, a bit of planning.

verb (cabins, cabining, cabined)

[with object] (often as adjective cabined) • dated Back to top  
  • Confine in a small place.
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    • They have allowed these anti-Victorians to be cabined in Victorian stereotypes.
    • I need the salty sea air in my lungs to flush out the scent of that old man I was cabined with for so long.
    • Now she's an object of pity and scandal in Sydney society, and she spills her feelings and facts to another cabined, cribbed and confined captive, her ex-teacher.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French cabane, from Provençal cabana, from late Latin capanna, cavanna.

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