cabin

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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.
    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.
    • 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 comprised of logs.
  4. A private room on a ship.
    The captain's cabin.
    Passengers shall remain in their cabins.
  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.
    • Spenser
      So long in secret cabin there he held her captive.

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VerbEdit

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

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

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 06:11