(noun) the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried


(noun) small room on a ship or boat where people sleep


(noun) a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area


(verb) confine to a small space, such as a cabin

Source: WordNet® 3.1



cabin (plural cabins)

(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.

(informal) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.

A private room on a ship.

The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.

The passenger area of an airplane.

(travel, aviation) The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.

(rail transport, informal) A signal box.

A small room; an enclosed place.

(Indian English) A private office; particularly of a doctor, businessman, lawyer, or other professional.


• cell

• chamber

• hut

• pod

• shack

• shed


• hall

• palace

• villa


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

(transitive) To place in a cabin or other small space.

(by extension) To limit the scope of.

(intransitive, obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.

Source: Wiktionary

Cab"in, n. Etym: [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 wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.

Cab"in v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabined (-nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabining.]

Definition: To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge. I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave. Shak.

Cab"in, v. t.

Definition: To confine in, or as in, a cabin. I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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