AskDefine | Define compartment

Dictionary Definition

compartment

Noun

1 a small space or subdivision for storage
2 a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area

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English

Etymology

First attested 1564, from compartiment, from Italian compartimento, from compartiri "to divide," from com- + part.

Pronunciation

  • AHD: [kəm-pärtmənt]

Noun

compartment
  1. A room, or section, or chamber
  2. One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.

Translations

chamber
part into which an area is subdivided

Extensive Definition

Compartment may mean:

In biology

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alcove, bay, below, between-decks, boiler room, booth, box, brig, bunker, cabin, caboose, camboose, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, chart room, conning tower, crib, crypt, cubicle, division, enclosed space, engine room, forecastle, forepeak, galley, head, hold, hole, hollow, lazaret, locker, manger, niche, part, partition, pew, pilothouse, quarters, radio room, roundhouse, sail loft, section, sick bay, slot, space, stall, stateroom, stokehold, topside, vault, wardroom
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