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Definitions of compartment

  1. a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. An inclosed division. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A separate section, as of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Usage examples for compartment

  1. He and Willis Cox shared a small compartment off the main cabin; while Dan'l and tigerish old Tichel shared another. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  2. The captain went up and down the train with the apparent intention of discovering a compartment which they might have for themselves. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
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