What does Cabin mean?

Definitions for Cabin
ˈkæb ɪnCab·in

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Cabin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabinnoun

    small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

  2. cabinnoun

    a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

  3. cabinverb

    the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried

  4. cabinverb

    confine to a small space, such as a cabin


  1. cabinnoun

    A small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it.

    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.

  2. cabinnoun

    A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.

  3. cabinnoun

    A compartment on land, usually comprised of logs.

  4. cabinnoun

    A private room on a ship.

  5. cabinnoun

    The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.

  6. cabinnoun

    The passenger area of an airplane.

  7. cabinnoun

    a signal box

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CABINnoun

    Etymology: cabane, Fr. chabin, Welch, a cottage.

    So long in secret cabin there he held
    Her captive to his sensual desire,
    Till that with timely fruit her belly swell’d,
    And bore a boy unto a savage sire. Fairy Queen, b. i. c. vi.

    Give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready, in your cabin, for the mischance of the hour, if it so happen. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Men may not expect the use of many cabins, and safety at once, in the sea service. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    The chessboard, we say, is in the same place it was, if it remain in the same part of the cabin, though, perhaps, the ship it is in, sails all the while. John Locke.

    Come from marble bow’rs, many times the gay harbour of anguish,
    Unto a silly cabin, though weak, yet stronger against woes. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    Neither should that odious custom be allowed, of flaying off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins, or make up their ditches. Jonathan Swift.

    Some of green boughs their slender cabins frame,
    Some lodged were Tortosa’s streets about. Edward Fairfax, b. i.

  2. To Cabinverb

    To confine in a cabin.

    Fleance is ’scap’d:
    Then comes my fit again; I had else been perfect;
    Whole as the marble, sounded as the rock;
    As broad and gen’ral as the casing air;
    But now I’m cabin’d, cribb’d, confin’d, bound in,
    To saucy doubts and fear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  3. To Cabinverb

    To live in a cabin.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    I’ll make you feed on berries and on roots,
    And feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat,
    And cabin in a cave. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cabinnoun

    a cottage or small house; a hut

  2. Cabinnoun

    a small room; an inclosed place

  3. Cabinnoun

    a room in ship for officers or passengers

  4. Cabinverb

    to live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge

  5. Cabinverb

    to confine in, or as in, a cabin

  6. Etymology: [OF. caban, fr. W. caban booth, cabin, dim. of cab cot, tent; or fr. F. cabane, cabine, LL. cabanna, perh. from the Celtic.]


  1. Cabin

    A cabin or berthing is an enclosed space generally on a ship or an aircraft. A cabin which protrudes above the level of a ship's deck may be referred to as a "deckhouse."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cabin

    kab′in, n. a hut or cottage: a small room, esp. in a ship, for officers or passengers—hence Cab′in-pass′enger, one paying for superior accommodation.—v.t. to shut up in a cabin.—v.i. to dwell in a cabin.—n. Cab′in-boy, a boy who waits on the officers or those who live in the cabin of a ship. [Fr. cabane—Low L. capanna.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cabin

    A room or compartment partitioned off in a ship, where the officers and passengers reside. In a man-of-war, the principal cabin, in which the captain or admiral lives, is the upper after-part of the vessel.

Editors Contribution

  1. cabin

    A form of housing created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles for a person, people or family to reside in.

    They built a cabin in their garden for their parents to live in to ensure they get to spend quality time with their grandchildren.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

  2. cabin

    A specific space on an aircraft.

    The cabin was spacious.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cabin' in Nouns Frequency: #2559

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cabin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cabin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Cabin in a Sentence

  1. Carole Scofield:

    Carole Scofield told the news station Carole Scofield thinks this is the second time this same bear has broken into their home looking for food. The first time it broke down their front door. In total, the couple said they have had trouble with bears on six different occasions during the 20 years they’ve lived in South Lake Tahoe. Lesa Johnston, with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told KOLO8 that bears normally rummage through trash cans in search of food, but they're also known to look elsewhere. At some point in the bears' life, they gain some type of food reward by breaking in a cabin or a home, so they remember that, so the behavior is likely to be repeated, Lesa Johnston said. We are very lucky, both major break-ins, we were very lucky. I know a lot of people have not been. It has been very, very costly.

  2. China News:

    In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette, smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and relevant air conditioning components were wrongly shut off, without notifying the captain, which resulted in insufficient oxygen.

  3. Justice Department:

    The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard's race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups -- including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups, the evidence, moreover, shows that Harvard provides no meaningful criteria to cabin its use of race ; uses a vague' personal rating' that harms Asian-American applicants' chances for admission and may be infected with racial bias ; engages in unlawful racial balancing ; and has never seriously considered race-neutral alternatives in its more than 45 years of using race to make admissions decisions.

  4. Francesco Starace:

    While we are visiting these homes, the same people that will shut the power off and take the old meter out ... can also put in fibre optic cables into the pipe going out to our cabin.

  5. Actor Liam Hemsworth:

    6. The smelly kid Some parents feel the need to use the entire plane as a diaper. Gross, but true : A child reportedly pooping on a plane seat on a Delta flight last year( the parents covered the seat with newspapers — how thoughtful). And it’s not unusual for babies to drop a( stink) bomb or two during the flight. ( If this emotional support pig can get kicked off a plane for crapping in the aisle, should little humans, too ?) 7. The chatty kid Chatty Cathy is generally one of the most annoying passengers on a flight but what if Cathy is six years old ? While adorable and curious, she’s probably the last person you want conversation with, because of course she continues to ask the same question in different ways. Or maybe she’s having a loud conversation with her doll. In fact, several years ago, a kid actually got kicked off a plane for being too chatty. According to the Associated Press, Kate Penland’s then 19-month-old son, Garren, started saying ‘ Bye, bye plane, ’ before takeoff — and would n’t stop. When the other passengers started complaining, Kate Penland got mad and eventually Kate Penland and Kate Penland son were asked to leave. That seems a little extreme. Maybe just give the kid a pack of pretzels( peanuts are too risky) and offer him a window seat. 8. The ultimate nightmare kid It’s fair to say no one wants to sit next to a kid who kicks your seat, complains, talks up a storm and manages to poop themselves all on one flight. But as they say in airline business, the sky’s the limit. Passengers who survive the ultimate nightmare child passenger deserve a medal. Actor Liam Hemsworth recently admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Actor Liam Hemsworth own three kids were those kids on a recent flight from London to Australia( a 30-hour trip). The Ellen DeGeneres Show was kind of like the trip from hell, they were all sick and literally took turns to scream. One would kinda do it and then look over and be like, ‘ I ’m done, you want a turn ? ’ ' Yep, Wahhhh ! ’ The whole cabin, yeah, wanted to kick us off … I don’t know what people expect though — you’re gon na put them in the suitcase or something ?

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