Definition of "cabin" []

  • A small, roughly built house; a cottage. (noun)
  • Nautical A room in a ship used as living quarters by an officer or passenger. (noun)
  • Nautical An enclosed compartment in a boat that serves as a shelter or as living quarters. (noun)
  • The enclosed space in an aircraft or spacecraft for the crew, passengers, or cargo. (noun)
  • To confine or live in or as if in a small space or area. (verb-transitive)
  • A small simple dwelling; hut (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A simple house providing accommodation for travellers or holiday-makers at a motel or holiday camp (noun)
  • A room used as an office or living quarters in a ship (noun)
  • A covered compartment used for shelter or living quarters in a small boat (noun)
  • (in a warship) the compartment or room reserved for the commanding officer (noun)
  • The enclosed part of a light aircraft in which the pilot and passengers sit (noun)
  • The part of an airliner in which the passengers are carried (noun)
  • The section of an aircraft used for cargo (noun)
  • To confine in a small space (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cabin" in a sentence
  • "Our California mountain cabin is near the village stables and, to this day, the only time Ninotchka springs into action is at the sight of a horse, any horse."
  • "Just outside this cabin is a man probably dying from starvation."
  • "Topped by a broad shingled asphalt roof and constructed from recovered timbers, the cabin is anchored by a Rumford fireplace that makes use of local stone."