cabin

A small wooden hut or cottage can be called a cabin, especially if it's in a remote or wooded place. Your grandfather's cabin on a lake might be your favorite place to visit in the summer.

You might dream of living in a cabin deep in the forest, or on the edge of a mountain. Another kind of cabin is a small compartment or room, particularly one on a ship or an airplane. If you have "cabin fever," it means you're restless and cranky after being stuck in a small space for too long. The word comes from a Late Latin root, capanna, "hut."

Definitions of cabin
  1. noun
    a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area
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    log cabin
    a cabin built with logs
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    house
    a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  2. noun
    small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
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    stateroom
    a guest cabin
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    compartment
    a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
  3. noun
    the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
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    pressure cabin
    cabin consisting of the pressurized section of an aircraft or spacecraft
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    compartment
    a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
  4. verb
    confine to a small space, such as a cabin
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    confine
    prevent from leaving or from being removed
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