cabin


cabin
cabin (n.) mid-14c., from O.Fr. cabane "hut, cabin," from O.Prov. cabana, from L.L. capanna "hut" (Cf. Sp. cabana), of doubtful origin. Fr. cabine (18c.), It. cabino are English loan-words. Meaning "room or partition of a vessel" is from late 14c. Cabin fever first recorded by 1918 in the "need to get out and about" sense; earlier (1820s) it was a term for typhus.

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  • Cabin — Cab in (k[a^]b [i^]n), n. [OF. caban, fr. W. caban booth, cabin, dim. of cab cot, tent; or fr. F. cabane, cabine, LL. cabanna, perh. from the Celtic.] 1. A cottage or small house; a hut. Swift. [1913 Webster] A hunting cabin in the west. E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabin — Cab in v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cabined} ( [i^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cabining}.] To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge. [1913 Webster] I ll make you . . . cabin in a cave. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabin — Cab in, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a cabin. [1913 Webster] I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cabin — [kab′in] n. [ME caban < OFr cabane < OProv cabana < LL capanna, hut] 1. a small, one story house built simply or crudely, as of logs ☆ 2. any simple, small structure designed for a brief stay, as for overnight [tourist cabins] 3. a… …   English World dictionary

  • cabin — [n] tiny house; lodging berth, box, caboose, camp, chalet, compartment, cot, cottage, crib, deckhouse, home, hovel, hut, lodge, log house, quarters, room, shack, shanty, shed, shelter; concept 516 …   New thesaurus

  • cabin — ► NOUN 1) a private room or compartment on a ship. 2) the passenger compartment in an aircraft. 3) a small wooden shelter or house. ORIGIN Old French cabane, from Latin capanna …   English terms dictionary

  • Cabin — NOTOC Cabin may refer to:* Cabin (housing), small, roughly built house usually with a wood exterior and typically found in rural areas * Log cabin, a small house built from logs * Cottage, a dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi rural… …   Wikipedia

  • cabin — /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 …   Universalium

  • cabin — n. compartment 1) a first class; second class cabin small house 2) a log cabin 3) a tourist cabin * * * [ kæbɪn] second class cabin [ compartment ] a first class [ small house ] a log cabin a tourist cabin …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cabin — [[t]kæ̱bɪn[/t]] cabins 1) N COUNT A cabin is a small room in a ship or boat. He showed her to a small cabin. 2) N COUNT A cabin is one of the areas inside a plane. He sat quietly in the First Class cabin of the British Airways flight looking… …   English dictionary