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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.
References in classic literature ?
The office was but a little wooden cubicle partitioned off from the sculpture-lined gallery.
Next morning when the clanging of a bell awoke Philip he looked round his cubicle in astonishment.
The partitions of the cubicle were of polished pitch-pine, and there was a green curtain in front.
The rest of his washing was done in a small basin on a wash-stand, which with the bed and a chair, made up the furniture of each cubicle.
But at night when they went up to bed and were undressing, the boy who was called Singer came out of his cubicle and put his head in Philip's.
The boy in the next cubicle was looking round the corner, and at the words he slipped in.
But when he awoke next morning it was to the clanging of a bell, and the first thing his eyes saw was the green curtain of his cubicle.
They threw the clothes back on Philip and dashed like rabbits into their cubicles.
The top floor at the Albany, as elsewhere, is devoted to the servants--a congeries of little kitchens and cubicles, used by many as lumber-rooms--by Raffles among the many.
The decorative cubicles and glass shower enclosures have additional cubicle accessories, which prevents water from splashing to the other areas of the bathroom.
The cleaner reportedly admitted in the investigation that he sat on his knees and watched the woman from the other cubicle.
The master bedroom has a dressing area and en-suite shower room with toilet, wash basin and shower cubicle.