Meaning of CABIN in English


/kab"in/ , n.

1. a small house or cottage, usually of simple design and construction: He was born in a cabin built of rough logs.

2. an enclosed space for more or less temporary occupancy, as the living quarters in a trailer or the passenger space in a cable car.

3. the enclosed space for the pilot, cargo, or esp. passengers in an air or space vehicle.

4. an apartment or room in a ship, as for passengers.

5. See cabin class .

6. (in a naval vessel) living accommodations for officers.


7. in cabin-class accommodations or by cabin-class conveyance: to travel cabin.


8. to live in a cabin: They cabin in the woods on holidays.


9. to confine; enclose tightly; cramp.

[ 1325-75; ME cabane cabana capanna (Isidore of Seville), of uncert., perh. pre-L orig.; sp. with i perh. by influence of F cabine (see CABINET) ]

Syn. 1. cot, shanty, shack, cottage. 6. quarters, compartment.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .