cabin

noun
cab·​in | \ ˈka-bən How to pronounce cabin (audio) \

Definition of cabin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(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 (such as an airplane or automobile)
c : the crew compartment of an exploratory vehicle (such as a spacecraft)
2 : a small one-story dwelling usually of simple construction
3 chiefly British : cab sense 3

cabin

verb
cabined; cabining; cabins

Definition of cabin (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to live in or as if in a cabin

transitive verb

: confine, restrain significantly cabins the discretion of administrators— A. M. Dershowitz

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Synonyms for cabin

Synonyms: Noun

camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, hutment, shack, shanty

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Examples of cabin in a Sentence

Noun

a cabin in the woods Don't unbuckle your seat belt until the flight attendant says it is safe to move around the cabin.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Parnell, along with Murphy, took Steven to a cabin in Catheys Valley, where he was brainwashed to believe his parents no longer wanted him. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "The True Story Behind Cary Stayner's Murders and His Brother Steven's Legacy," 25 Jan. 2019 Location: Leakey, Texas Price: $849,000 Curbed Homes of the Day come in all shapes and sizes, from retro midcentury masterpieces to affordable cabins in the woods. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Brutalist beauty in Texas Hill Country asks $849K," 17 Sep. 2018 The Finnish island accommodates a maximum of eight guests in four cabins. Fortune, "A $4,600 Ticket to This Networking Experiment Excludes All Men and Includes Only Heavily Vetted Women," 1 July 2018 When other campers would gather as a large group to lighten the mood after the intensive exercises, Carmel would sneak back to her cabin alone. Karen De Sa, BostonGlobe.com, "Teens pushed to the brink at ‘leadership’ camps," 18 June 2018 When other campers would gather as a large group to lighten the mood after the intensive exercises, Carmel would sneak back to her cabin alone. San Francisco Chronicle, "A Retreat’s Risky Lessons," 14 June 2018 On two trips in April and May to his cabin near Park Falls, the silence has been deafening. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Regional study will examine the impact of West Nile Virus on ruffed grouse," 23 May 2018 Inside, occupants are treated to a stylish but restrained cabin. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2018 Audi A6," 22 Mar. 2018 Vice’s Eve Peyser went to a cabin for five days and avoided the internet. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "The Delusions of Trump-Era Escapism," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cabin

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

1586, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for cabin

Noun

Middle English cabane, from Middle French, from Old Occitan cabana hut, from Medieval Latin capanna

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The first known use of cabin was in the 14th century

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cabin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cabin

: a small, simple house made of wood
: a room that you can sleep in on a ship or boat
: the part of an airplane in which the passengers sit

cabin

noun
cab·​in | \ ˈka-bən How to pronounce cabin (audio) \

Kids Definition of cabin

1 : a small simple dwelling usually having only one story a log cabin
2 : a private room on a ship
3 : a place below deck on a small boat for passengers or crew
4 : a part of an airplane for cargo, crew, or passengers

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