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Definitions of compartment

  1. a small space or subdivision for storage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. One of the parts into which an inclosed space is divided; a division made by a partition; a separate section. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A separate part or division of any inclosed space: a subdivision of a carriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. An inclosed division. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A separate section, as of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A division or separate part of a general design; a division partitioned off. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A division or separate part of a general design; one of the divisions of a carriage, room, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. 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, part[=i]re, to part.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Division separated by partitions, esp. of railway carriage; water-tight division of ship. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. One of the separate parts into which any thing is divided; division or partition. Cabinet Dictionary
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