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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
References in classic literature ?
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.
Rebecca's emotions seemed always to be stored, as it were, in adjoining compartments, and to be continually getting mixed.
The Scotia, divided into seven compartments by strong partitions, could brave with impunity any leak.
The car which he occupied was a sort of long omnibus on eight wheels, and with no compartments in the interior.
The duke thanked Monsieur de Chavigny for having, as he said, cleaned his drawing-paper for him; he then divided the walls of his room into compartments and dedicated each of these compartments to some incident in Mazarin's life.
The gas compartments are permitted both fore and aft, as in the old type, but the water-ballast central tank is rendered obligatory.
It was a cheap, heart-shaped brass thing with three compartments for carrying the eternal betel-nut, lime and pan-leaf; but it was filled with little tabloid-bottles.
The water-tight compartments in her will break down, and music and life will mingle.
Vholes, preceded by the legend Ground-Floor, is inscribed upon a door-post in Symond's Inn, Chancery Lane--a little, pale, wall-eyed, woebegone inn like a large dust-binn of two compartments and a sifter.
and that fine spring morning there was a police officer in a peaked cap to see it off; but he was too busy peering into the compartments for a pair of very swell mobsmen that he took no notice of the huge man in riding-clothes, who was obviously intoxicated, or the more insignificant but not less horsy character who had him in hand.
I open it, and there are the green-baize compartments, one with a box of percussion caps, still apparently full, another that could not contain many more wadded-bullets, and a third with a powder-horn which can never have been much lighter.
For the most part, they keep their various activities in various compartments, and they can pursue one to the temporary exclusion of the other.