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com·part·ment

 (kəm-pärt′mənt)
n.
1. One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
2. A separate room, section, or chamber: a storage compartment.
tr.v. com·part·ment·ed, com·part·ment·ing, com·part·ments
To compartmentalize: "The information has not been compartmented" (John H. Cushman, Jr.).

com′part·ment′al (kŏm′pärt-mĕn′tl) adj.

compartment

(kəmˈpɑːtmənt)
n
1. one of the sections into which an area, esp an enclosed space, is divided or partitioned
2. any separate part or section: a compartment of the mind.
3. a small storage space; locker
[C16: from French compartiment, ultimately from Late Latin compartīrī to share, from Latin com- with + partīrī to apportion, from pars part]
compartmental adj
ˌcompartˈmentally adv

com•part•ment

(kəmˈpɑrt mənt)

n.
1. a part or space marked or partitioned off.
2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment.
v.t.
3. to divide into compartments.
[1555–65; < Middle French compartiment < Italian compartimento]
com•part•men•tal (kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tl, ˌkɒm pɑrt-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compartment - a space into which an area is subdividedcompartment - a space into which an area is subdivided
cell - any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"
cubbyhole, pigeonhole - a small compartment
letter box, PO Box, POB, Post-Office box, call box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
2.compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
bay - a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay"
bay - a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
box, loge - private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"
cab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
cabin - the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
cabin - small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
locker, storage locker, cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
cable car, car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
elevator car, car - where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"
car, gondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
couchette - a compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping
drawing room - a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk - compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"
module - detachable compartment of a spacecraft
pilothouse, wheelhouse - an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
roomette - a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car
stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
well - an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps

compartment

noun
1. section, carriage, berth We shared our compartment with a group of businessmen.
2. bay, chamber, booth, locker, niche, cubicle, alcove, pigeonhole, cubbyhole, cell, carrel I put the vodka in the freezer compartment of the fridge.
3. category, area, department, division, section, subdivision We usually put the mind, the body and the spirit into three separate compartments.
Translations
حُجَيْرَه، مَقْصورَهمَقْصُورَة
kupéoddělení
kupéafdeling
osasto
odjeljak
klefi; hólf, bás
コンパートメント
칸막이
kupė
kupejanodalījums
kabinaoddelekpredalpredelek
avdelning
ห้องในรถไฟ
kompartımankompartman
toa tàu hỏa

compartment

[kəmˈpɑːtmənt] Ncompartimiento m (Brit) (Rail) → compartimiento m

compartment

[kəmˈpɑːrtmənt] n
(gen) [box etc] → compartiment m
(in train)compartiment m

compartment

n (in fridge, desk etc) → Fach nt; (Rail) → Abteil nt; (Naut) → Schott nt, → Schotte f; (fig)(Schub)fach nt

compartment

[kəmˈpɑːtmənt] ncomparto, scomparto (Brit) (Rail) → scompartimento

compartment

(kəmˈpaːtmənt) noun
a separate part or division eg of a railway carriage. We couldn't find an empty compartment in the train; The drawer was divided into compartments.

compartment

مَقْصُورَة kupé kupé Abteil διαμέρισμα compartimento osasto compartiment odjeljak compartimento コンパートメント 칸막이 compartiment seksjon przedział compartimento отделение avdelning ห้องในรถไฟ kompartıman toa tàu hỏa 车厢
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Tumbling about in one part of the desk among bills, passports, and business documents of various kinds were several of Jo's letters, and in another compartment were three notes from Amy, carefully tied up with one of her blue ribbons and sweetly suggestive of the little dead roses put away inside.
Each house consisted of two compartments, and each family at Lebrun's possessed a compartment for itself, fitted out with all the essential paraphernalia of the bath and whatever other conveniences the owners might desire.
I was in a railed compartment with eight or ten strangers, of the two sexes, and this compelled repression; yet at times the pain was so exquisite that I could hardly keep the tears back.
Led by her, I passed from compartment to compartment, from passage to passage, of a large and irregular building; till, emerging from the total and somewhat dreary silence pervading that portion of the house we had traversed, we came upon the hum of many voices, and presently entered a wide, long room, with great deal tables, two at each end, on each of which burnt a pair of candles, and seated all round on benches, a congregation of girls of every age, from nine or ten to twenty.
He spent a dismal day in town and did not recover his spirits until the evening, when he was seated in his compartment in the Brittany express.
I called Kantos Kan's name aloud in each new corridor and compartment, and finally I was rewarded by hearing a faint response.
That afternoon Lord and Lady Greystoke bid their son good- bye and saw him safely settled in a first-class compartment of the railway carriage that would set him down at school in a few hours.
He opened the cupboard, brought out pen and ink and a paper-book that stood in one compartment, and separated from the funds in a drawer a sum suitable to the occasion.
Fortunately this compartment did not hold the boilers, or the fires would have been immediately extinguished.
And then, with(as it seemed to me) most superfluous politeness, he flung open the door of my compartment, and ushered in "--a young and lovely lady
This exception was found in a compartment wall, not very thick, which stood about the middle of the house, and against which had rested the head of my bed.
It consisted of an arched compartment in the centres with a square and small division on either side, the whole incased in heavy frames, deeply and laboriously moulded in pine-wood, and lighted with a vast number of blurred and green-looking glass of those dimensions which are commonly called ”eight by ten.

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