Meaning of COMPARTMENT in English

COMPARTMENT

/keuhm pahrt"meuhnt/ , n.

1. a part or space marked or partitioned off.

2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment.

3. U.S. Railroads. a private bedroom with toilet facilities.

4. a separate aspect, function, or the like: the compartments of the human mind.

5. Archit. a distinct major division of a design.

6. Heraldry. a decorative base, as a grassy mound, on which the supporters of an escutcheon stand or rest.

v.t.

7. to divide into compartments.

[ 1555-65; compartiment compartimento. See COMPART, -MENT ]

Syn. 1. division, section. 1, 2 . See apartment .

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