Meaning of COMPARTMENT in English
/ kəmˈpɑːtmənt; NAmE -ˈpɑːrt-/ noun
one of the separate sections which a coach / car on a train is divided into
one of the separate sections that sth such as a piece of furniture or equipment has for keeping things in :
The desk has a secret compartment.
There is a handy storage compartment beneath the oven.
—see also glove compartment
mid 16th cent.: from French compartiment , from Italian compartimento , from compartire , from late Latin compartiri divide.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005