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

On a crowded flight, that noise can make situations less-than-ideal, and quieter cabins have only exacerbated the issue. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Using Physics To Build a Quieter Airplane Toilet," 5 Apr. 2019 Kitty and Michael Mrache, the geodesic dome's superhosts, have been listing this cabin on Airbnb since July 2009—and have held the title of Most Popular Airbnb since then, with 2,346 bookings to date. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The World’s Most-Visited Airbnb of All Time is A Mushroom Dome in California," 29 Mar. 2019 The Christina O's luxurious offerings include a main suite, 17 guest cabins with ensuite showers, a dining room for up to 40 guests, a swimming pool that converts to a dance floor, and more. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jackie and Aristotle Onassis's Former Yacht Is Available to Rent," 22 Mar. 2019 Bollywood films are reliably rolling in the cabins. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019 There are secrets crowding into the little cabin on Fraser’s Ridge that will eventually threaten the family’s happiness. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 9," 31 Dec. 2018 Our bunk at camp was a clapboard cabin with two rows of cots and tall wooden cubbies. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Each of these units houses one of my workers, while a smaller wood cabin off to the side serves as my personal workspace. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "No Man’s Sky travel diary: responsibility," 8 Aug. 2018 Cheapest cabin for the 12-day/11-night Antarctica in Depth cruise is $16,095 before the early booking discount, and that’s for a March 2020 departure, when Antarctica is headed back into winter. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 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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