What does compartment mean?

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kəmˈpɑrt məntcom·part·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compartment(noun)

    a space into which an area is subdivided

  2. compartment(noun)

    a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area


  1. compartment(Noun)

    A room, or section, or chamber

  2. compartment(Noun)

    One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.

  3. compartment(Noun)

    Part of a protein that serves a specific function.

  4. Origin: First attested 1564, from compartiment, from compartimento, from compartior, from com- + partior

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compartment(noun)

    one of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden

  2. Compartment(noun)

    one of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads

  3. Origin: [F. compartiment, OF. compartir to divide. See Compart.]


  1. Compartment

    In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually rocks, a grassy mount, or some sort of other landscape upon which the supporters are depicted as standing. Care must be taken to distinguish true compartments from items upon which supporters are merely resting one or more feet, or, sometimes, mere heraldic badges or pure decoration under the shield, and, conversely, care must also be taken in very unusual cases such as the coat of arms of Belize, in which what may be taken to be a crest, the mahogany tree rising above the shield, is really part of the compartment. It is sometimes said to represent the land held by the bearer. As an official part of the blazon it is a comparatively late feature of heraldry, often derived from the need to have different supporters for different families or entities, although sometimes the compartment is treated in the blazon separately from the supporters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compartment

    kom-pärt′ment, n. a separate part or division of any enclosed space: a division of a railway carriage: a division of anything.—v.t. Compart′, to divide into parts. [Fr., from compartir—L. com, with, partīre, to part.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compartment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compartment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of compartment in a Sentence

  1. Joaquin El Chapo Guzman:

    Put it in the hidden compartment, darling.

  2. Bill Ford:

    You pick up all that extra space where the engine compartment has been.

  3. Patrick Kiley:

    Someone with five minutes and a set of lock picks can gain access [or]theres easily access through the engine compartment.

  4. European Union finance ministers:

    As of 2016, each participating member state will enter into a harmonized loan facility agreement with the Single Resolution Board (SRB), providing a national individual credit line to the SRB to back its national compartment in the SRF in case of possible funding shortfalls following resolution cases of banks of the Member State concerned.

  5. Wendy Williams:

    Addressing my sobriety, my addiction head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment in my life, i have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever and by the way, I will still commit cause youll forget about my business any moment now I commit that the motto of this show will always be their business is our business!

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