UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæbɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkæbɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kabin)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cab•in /ˈkæbɪn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Architecturea small cottage, usually simply designed and built: a log cabin.
  2. Aeronautics, Aerospacethe enclosed space for the pilot, cargo, or passengers in an airplane or space vehicle.
  3. Nautical, Naval Termsan apartment or room in a ship, as for passengers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cab•in  (kabin),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Architecturea 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 in a cable car.
  3. the enclosed space for the pilot, cargo, or esp. passengers in an air or space vehicle.
  4. Nautical, Naval Termsan apartment or room in a ship, as for passengers.
  5. See  cabin class. 
  6. Naval Terms(in a naval vessel) living accommodations for officers.

  1. in cabin-class accommodations or by cabin-class conveyance:to travel cabin.

  1. to live in a cabin:They cabin in the woods on holidays.

  1. to confine;
    enclose tightly;
  • Late Latin capanna (Isidore of Seville), of uncertain, perh. pre-Latin origin, originally; spelling, spelled with i perh. by influence of French cabine (see cabinet)
  • Old Provencal cabana
  • Middle French
  • Middle English cabane 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cot, shanty, shack, cottage.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged quarters, compartment.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cabin /ˈkæbɪn/ n
  1. a small simple dwelling; hut
  2. a simple house providing accommodation for travellers or holiday-makers at a motel or holiday camp
  3. a room used as an office or living quarters in a ship
  4. a covered compartment used for shelter or living quarters in a small boat
  5. (in a warship) the compartment or room reserved for the commanding officer
  6. Brit
    another name for signal box
  7. the enclosed part of a light aircraft in which the pilot and passengers sit
  8. the part of an airliner in which the passengers are carried
  1. to confine in a small space
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French cabane, from Old Provençal cabana, from Late Latin capanna hut
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Collocations: cabin [rentals, sales, maintenance], the cabin [staff, crew, attendants, stewards], a (sudden) [drop in, loss of] cabin pressure, more...

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