Definition of Cabin

1. Noun. Small room on a ship or boat where people sleep.

Generic synonyms: Compartment
Group relationships: Liner, Ocean Liner
Terms within: Overhead
Specialized synonyms: Stateroom

2. Verb. Confine to a small space, such as a cabin.
Generic synonyms: Confine

3. Noun. A small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area.
Generic synonyms: House
Specialized synonyms: Log Cabin

4. Noun. The enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried.
Group relationships: Aircraft, Ballistic Capsule, Space Vehicle, Spacecraft
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Specialized synonyms: Pressure Cabin

Definition of Cabin

1. n. A cottage or small house; a hut.

2. v. i. To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

3. v. t. To confine in, or as in, a cabin.

Definition of Cabin

1. Noun. (American English) 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. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people. ¹

3. Noun. A compartment on land, usually comprised of logs. ¹

4. Noun. A private room on a ship. ¹

5. Noun. The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping. ¹

6. Noun. The passenger area of an airplane. ¹

7. Noun. (rail transport informal) a signal box ¹

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Definition of Cabin

1. to live in a cabin (a roughly built house) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cabin

cabin (current term)
cabin boy
cabin boys
cabin car
cabin crew
cabin cruiser
cabin fever
cabin liner
cabinet maker
cabinet making
cabinet minister

Literary usage of Cabin

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"Nothing was dearer to the heart of the American people than the log-cabin. That humble abode, with its puncheon floor, its mud-smeared sides, ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Because of this Harrison was promptly dubbed " The Log cabin and Hard Cider candidate," an old granny, a deserving old gentleman, doubtless, ..."

3. On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward Alfred Steiner (1906)
"XXIV IN THE SECOND cabin IF the man who said, " Give me neither poverty nor riches " had been a modern globe trotter he might have added: " And when I cross ..."

4. On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward Alfred Steiner (1906)
"XXIV IN THE SECOND cabin IF the man who said, " Give me neither poverty nor riches " had been a modern globe trotter he might have added : " And when I ..."

5. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1921)
"The second cabin did indeed lie two miles beyond where the road intersected a branch of Winters Run. If this branch is the next branch to the ..."

6. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"Saloon from 80 dollars ; second cabin from 55 dollars. ... Fares (New York to London from 95 dollars, second cabin from 543/4 dollars) vary greatly ..."

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