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cu·bi·cle

 (kyo͞o′bĭ-kəl)
n.
1. A small compartment, as for work or study.
2. A small sleeping compartment, especially within a dormitory.

[Middle English, from Latin cubiculum, bed chamber, from cubāre, to lie down.]

cubicle

(ˈkjuːbɪkəl)
n
1. (Building) a partially or totally enclosed section of a room, as in a dormitory
2. (Veterinary Science) an indoor construction designed to house individual cattle while allowing them free access to silage
[C15: from Latin cubiculum, from cubāre to lie down, lie asleep]

cu•bi•cle

(ˈkyu bɪ kəl)

n.
a small space or compartment partitioned off in a large room or area.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin cubiculum bedroom =cub(āre) to lie down + -i- -i- + -culum -cle2]

cubicle

- Originally a small room for sleeping—from Latin cumb, "lie down"—that was separated from a larger room.
See also related terms for sleeping.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cubicle - small room in which a monk or nun lives
convent - a religious residence especially for nuns
monastery - the residence of a religious community
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
2.cubicle - small individual study area in a library
alcove, bay - a small recess opening off a larger room
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
3.cubicle - small area set off by walls for special usecubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
closet - a small private room for study or prayer
confessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth - a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth - a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
Translations
مِخْدَع، مَهْجَع
kabina
kabineprøverum
klefi
kabīne
bölmeodacık

cubicle

[ˈkjuːbɪkəl] N (in hospital, dormitory) → cubículo m; (in swimming baths) → caseta f

cubicle

[ˈkjuːbɪkəl] n (in office)box m; (in changing room)cabine f; (in shop)cabine f d'essayage shower cubicle, toilet cubicle

cubicle

nKabine f; (in dormitory etc also) → Alkoven m; (in toilets) → (Einzel)toilette f

cubicle

[ˈkjuːbɪkl] ncabina

cubicle

(ˈkjuːbikl) noun
a small room etc closed off in some way from a larger one. Please use the (changing-)cubicle to change into your swimming trunks.
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If every cubicle desk, office chair, and board room were equipped with pedals, we could harness millions of kilowatt hours of electricity per day.
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She was assigned to one of about 100 cubicle desks in a room where the psychics gave readings to customers who called in on PMG's "900" telephone line.