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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cabin
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cabin boy
cabin class
cabin crew
cabin cruiser
cabin fever
log cabin
the cabin crew (=the people who work inside an airplane, especially the flight attendants)
▪ I was impressed by the polite and efficient cabin crew.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
little
▪ Because of this phenomenon, the little cabin on the top of Mount Whitney is both rising and falling.
▪ I had few nights off, and Janir and I were still living in our cramped little cabin in the woods.
▪ Phil Physioc, his brother, father and sons built a little stone summer cabin upon it by hand.
▪ Presumably he meant the Little cabin.
▪ Somehow we kept picking up other friends, and when we arrived home we bulged our little cabin.
main
▪ By the way, the main cabin with the double bunk is Fen's.
▪ The bird stayed on the main cabin roof, watching us nervously.
▪ Ingeniously designed, the main cabin contained a stove, a curtained bed and cupboards whose painted doors let down into tables.
▪ He seemed to regard the roof of the main cabin as his own territory, and not a place for humans.
▪ Six adults live aboard in reasonable comfort when the main cabin berth is used as a double.
▪ This is the main cabin door which also serves as an emergency exit.
▪ The main cabin was in darkness and silence.
▪ Fortunately, Trondur was working on the lee side of the main cabin, so he was sheltered from the onslaught.
small
▪ Two small cabins replaced these for the remainder of the finishing works.
▪ But some inside cabins are small.
▪ Even now, in the small hours of the morning, the air in her small cabin was still warm and oppressive.
▪ Since Fen's departure, Robbie had continued to use the smaller cabin.
tiny
▪ After the stale fug in the tiny cabin, she gulped down the clean sea air, the car window wide open.
▪ Most of them had a few tiny cabins, each less than 200 square feet.
▪ The tiny cabin offered no opportunity for retreat.
▪ Janir and I were still living in the Jahnkes' tiny cabin, so we spent most, of the day outdoors.
▪ No light and little ventilation penetrate our tiny cabin.
■ NOUN
boy
▪ On board ship he invariably tried to hoodwink other people, even a cabin boy, into paying for his sherry.
▪ Man is so constructed that such isolation is too immense to conceive and the young cabin boy loses his rational faculties.
▪ While making Slave Ship in 1937, he had to slap cabin boy Mickey Rooney around.
▪ PipThe Negro cabin boy who loses his mind when abandoned temporarily in the sea.
crew
▪ This goes on to the computer so that the cabin crew will know to reassure you and help you through the flight.
▪ The airline will run 13 former Dan Air short-haul routes from Gatwick, using 450 of its existing flight and cabin crew.
▪ One member of the cabin crew was killed.
cruiser
▪ The police could not know whether they were looking for a skiff, a punt, or a cabin cruiser.
▪ Patrol officer Bob Edwards says heavy wash from cabin cruisers can kill young ducklings and harm other wildlife.
▪ Nearby, the charred remains of a cabin cruiser.
▪ Shallow-draught cabin cruisers were moored upstream of the bridge.
▪ It gave the cabin cruiser set a thrill to see us in action.
▪ Read in studio Five people have been saved from drowning after their cabin cruiser capsized.
▪ Five rescued as cabin cruiser capsizes.
door
▪ Somehow, over the running water, she finally heard the loud knocking on the cabin door.
▪ A few words from the loudspeaker and everyone rose and rushed to the cabin doors.
▪ In flight the aeroplane is quiet and the cabin doors seal well.
▪ This is the main cabin door which also serves as an emergency exit.
▪ Grabbing a robe and a towel, she was heading for the shower when some one tapped quietly at the cabin door.
▪ Since that date some 1.5 million hotel rooms and cruise ships cabin doors have been fitted with Keycard access control systems.
▪ She knocked on Nelson's cabin door.
▪ Within a few minutes the atmosphere in the bay was normal, and Ace was jetting towards the shuttle's cabin door.
fever
▪ Like a lot of people excited over these prospects, I have recently contracted a terrible case of cabin fever.
floor
▪ A 34 gallon fuel tank was placed below the cabin floor.
▪ The cabin floor rippled underneath me with each wave, and it was impossible to lie rigid.
▪ I opened two bottles that I retrieved from the sticky mess on the cabin floor.
▪ On the frontier, where he welcomed the hospitality of the poor, Woolman often slept on cabin floors.
▪ The fire ignited seat covers, burned through the cabin floor and spread throughout the entire cabin.
▪ Had the ripple and upward heave of the cabin floor increased?
log
▪ The reality of a painted postcard of a log cabin and box of arrowheads disappeared.
▪ How a self-made man should always say he was born in something like a log cabin, preferably with no running water.
▪ The path led to a log cabin with a chalet-style sloping roof in the middle of a clearing.
▪ Sometimes I am in the log cabin, looking at it; other times I am wandering through it.
▪ Genuine pre-fab log cabins hitched up to the mains.
▪ They settled in Prairieville in Barry County, cleared land, and put up a log cabin and later a proper house.
▪ He lived alone in a log cabin beside the lake, his only company a portable radio and television.
▪ We stopped at the Association of Pioneer Women of California log cabin, and their garish statue.
roof
▪ A wave caught the mast, lifting it high and then slamming it down on the cabin roof.
▪ The bird stayed on the main cabin roof, watching us nervously.
▪ Joe spread the soggy salvaged food on the cabin roofs to dry out as best it could.
▪ He moved forward reluctantly but instead of entering the forecabin, lay down on the cabin roof still dressed in his oilskins.
▪ So the entire crew sat on the main cabin roof armed with heavy needles and thread.
▪ Clambering up on to the cabin roof, I walked forward to adjust the rope.
▪ A small land bird had taken refuge on the cabin roof during the gale.
top
▪ Then he was on to the cabin top and releasing the main halyard.
▪ The mainsail was still swinging back and forth, sweeping the cabin top, so it was lowered and tied down.
▪ Their slope and angle up to the cabin top was sufficient to drive the catamaran north.
▪ They rebounded off the woven mat of cabin tops, spraying out horizontally.
▪ Sprawled on his back on the deck, he lay exhausted under a waterfall of waves breaking over the cabin top.
▪ The mast and stays thrashed the cabin top.
▪ Very small children were sometimes sat on the cabin top and tied to the chimney to keep them safe.
▪ When sailing upwind only three people should be aft of the cabin top.
■ VERB
build
▪ Unlike most narrowboats, Oak was built with a cabin forward of the engine in an attempt to provide more living space.
▪ As far as they are concerned, I had thoughtfully provided them convenient lodging when I built the cabin.
▪ Kaczynski built the cabin, about 10 by 12 feet, and all its furnishings.
▪ Like his brother, he built a two-room cabin.
▪ The old homestead where I built my cabin is visible over there to the north.
enter
▪ He came below, ducking his head as he entered the cabin.
▪ On entering his cabin, I saw that he had arranged a paraffin lamp somewhat precariously upon the side table.
leave
▪ As she left the cabin she took one of the oilskin jackets out the hanging locker.
▪ Now we took it for granted that seawater came swirling up around our feet whenever we left the cabin or cockpit baskets.
▪ Save for the nuts and honey which Tom had given her she had eaten nothing since leaving the cabin of Simon the Trapper.
▪ I knew that i had to find the right door if I wanted to leave the cabin.
▪ As I leave the cabin clearing, I soon meet up with a troupe of over ten chickadees.
live
▪ We arrived at some logging camp; there was a lot of snow, and we were living in a log cabin.
▪ Robert is a trapper and Helen is his wife and they live in the log cabin.
▪ There was Libby, a middle-class city girl who lives in a log cabin in the sub-arctic woods.
move
▪ Without her even being aware of it he had somehow moved into the cabin, leaving her standing at the open door.
▪ Ellie had told me, two weeks after renting her apartment, that soon she would move out of the cabin.
▪ Some of the owners spent thousands to move their cabins.
▪ To move outside the cabin meant putting on oilskins, wet outside and with wet linings.
▪ This does not require that you move to a cabin in Montana and give up city living.
stay
▪ I stay in the cabin sipping hot coffee while the Rasta slouches over to open the door.
▪ The bird stayed on the main cabin roof, watching us nervously.
▪ If my grandmother had only stayed in her cabin.
walk
▪ She was shivering uncontrollably as she walked to her cabin.
▪ On opening day we hunted within walking distance of the cabin.
▪ He walked round the cabin, checking the ground for tracks.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
second-class ticket/fare/compartment/cabin etc
▪ I wanted two second-class tickets to Coimbra.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a log cabin
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Above: The elaborately decorated cabin of a narrow boat.
▪ Cost: $ 1, 795 and $ 1, 995 depending on cabin selection.
▪ Her owner's full width cabin, plus four equal guest cabins give her a unique and pleasing layout.
▪ I made storm shields for the big cabin windows and skylights.
▪ Royalties earned from the publications have purchased land upon which students have reconstructed cabins and preserved cultural artifacts.
▪ Some are planning getaways to private cabins.
▪ Suddenly, one of the young men picked up a bag and walked into the pilot's cabin!
▪ The piles of sawdust from all my work in back of the cabin seemed too good to waste.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cabin

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.

    A hunting cabin in the west.
    --E. Everett.

  2. A small room; an inclosed place.

    So long in secret cabin there he held Her captive.
    --Spenser.

  3. A room in ship for officers or passengers.

    Cabin boy, a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.

Cabin

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.

I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave.
--Shak.

Cabin

Cabin \Cab"in\, v. t. To confine in, or as in, a cabin.

I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.
--Shak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cabin

mid-14c., from Old French cabane "hut, cabin," from Old Provençal cabana, from Late Latin capanna "hut" (source of Spanish cabana, Italian capanna), of doubtful origin. French cabine (18c.), Italian cabino are English loan-words. Meaning "room or partition of a vessel" (set aside for use of officers) 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.

Wiktionary
cabin

n. 1 (lb en US) 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. 2 (lb en informal) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people. 3 A compartment on land, usually comprised of log. 4 A private room on a ship. 5 The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping. vb. 1 To place in a cabin. 2 (context obsolete English) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.

WordNet
cabin
  1. n: small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

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

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

  4. v : confine to a small space, such as a cabin

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Cabin (ship)

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."

Cabin

__NOTOC__ Cabin may refer to:

  • Beach cabin, a small wooden hut on a beach
  • Log cabin, a house built from logs
  • Cottage, a small house
  • Small, remote, mansion (Western Canada)
  • Small, free-standing structures that serve as individual lodging spaces of a motel
Cabin (band)

Cabin (stylized as CABIN) is an American indie/ melodic rock band that formed in Louisville, Kentucky.

Cabin (truck)

The cabin or cab of a truck is an enclosed space in a truck where the driver is seated. Modern long-haul trucks cabs usually feature air conditioning, heater, a good sound system, and ergonomic seats (often air-suspended).

A sleeper (or sleeper berth or bunk) is a compartment attached to the cab where the driver can rest while not driving, sometimes seen in semi-trailer trucks. They can range from a simple 2 to 4 foot (0.6 to 1.2 m) bunk to a 12 foot (3.7 m) apartment-on-wheels. There are a few possible cab configurations:

  • Cab over engine (COE) or flat nose, where the driver is seated on top of the front axle and the engine. The front doors are typically in front of and above the front tires. This design is almost ubiquitous in Europe, where overall truck lengths are strictly regulated. They were common in the United States and Canada but such body style in heavy duty type trucks lost prominence, when the legally permitted length was extended in the early 1980s. Nevertheless, COE's are still popular among medium and light duty trucks in the United States. To access the engine, the whole cab tilts forward, earning this design the name of tilt-cab. This type of cab is especially suited to the delivery conditions in Europe where many roads follow the layout of much more ancient path and trackways which require the additional turning capability of the cab over engine type. The operating conditions of these vehicles tend to be cooler than the conventional cab design and so the increased engine surface area used for cooling in hotter climates is not required. Access to a COE cab is commonly by steps forward of the front tires.
  • Conventional cabs are the most common in North America and Australia. The driver is seated behind the engine, as in most passenger cars or pickup trucks. Conventionals are further divided into large car and aerodynamic designs. A "large car" or "long nose" is a conventional truck with a long (6 to 8 foot (1.8 to 2.4 m) or more) hood. With their very square shapes, these trucks experience a lot of wind resistance and typically consume more fuel. They also provide somewhat poorer visibility than their aerodynamic or COE counterparts. By contrast, Aerodynamic cabs are very streamlined, with a sloped hood and other features to lower drag. The front doors are behind (and mostly above) the front tires. Access to a conventional cabin is commonly by steps at or near the fuel tank(s) behind the front tires.
  • Cab beside engine designs also exist, but are rather rare.
  • Slang terms
    • Tiltin' Hilton or flying coffin - Cab-over with a sleeper berth.
    • Anteater - Specifically refers to the Kenworth T600, an aerodynamically-designed tractor whose nose resembles an anteater.
    • Large car - A conventional cab with a large square hood, such as the Freightliner Classic, Kenworth W900 or the Peterbilt 379.

Usage examples of "cabin".

The secrecy surrounding his operations meant that he must keep it aboard, since only in his cabin was the money safe from awkward questions.

The enlarged flyby surveillance photograph hanging on the wall showed in grainy black and white the cabin and its grounds, including the wide, elevated back porch on which Glenn Abies could be seen standing, small but unmistakable, giving the helicopter the finger.

When Abies defaulted on his scheduled court appearance, he forfeited his surety, the cabin, and was declared a federal fugitive.

They continued yesterday the tense and prolonged process of attempting to lure Abies out of the cabin.

Recently, and in spite of himself, ever since hearing from Abies the day before, he had been thinking more and more about the children inside the cabin.

The protesters were expected to disperse once Abies was delivered from the cabin.

Tooe shot through it, flipping over to bounce off the ceiling and accelerating down through the short cabin toward the control section.

He did not need to glance at the accelerometer mounted among the other tell-tale instruments on the bulkhead of his cabin.

When Ace spotted the old cabin he saw an elderly man about to enter it, his arms full of firewood.

Tapirs, deer, agouti and other game fell before his arrows, until he had accumulated enough to supply the cabin for weeks to come.

Charles is in weak health just now, only clear of a quartan ague, and it is likely he will keep his cabin most of the voyage.

Seregil announced in their little cabin that evening, applying fresh cosmetics while Alec held the lantern and a small mirror.

When Alec returned, he found Seregil pacing restlessly in the narrow confines of the cabin.

It was too cold to sleep above, so Alec retreated to the companionway, his back to the cabin door.

Yanking her into the dining cabin, the Argon dragged her over to the table, where he practically dumped her into one of the two chairs.