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compartment

a space partitioned off; a separate room or section: baggage compartment; a separate function; division
Not to be confused with:
comportment – personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior: His comportment was above reproach.

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 first entrance to the cavern was by a moderate descent, above which distorted rocks formed a weird arcade; the interior, very uneven and dangerous from the inequalities of the vault, was subdivided into several compartments, which communicated with each other by means of rough and jagged steps, fixed right and left, in uncouth natural pillars.
The Scotia, divided into seven compartments by strong partitions, could brave with impunity any leak.
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 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.
The gas compartments are permitted both fore and aft, as in the old type, but the water-ballast central tank is rendered obligatory.
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 massive wardrobe possessed compartments of unusual size, in which double the number of dresses that Agnes possessed might have been conveniently hung at full length.
Monsieur Maleine replied in the same tone, "I understand!" and then tried to prevent Rouletabille from entering the same compartment with the examining magistrate.
For the last half-hour, during which time the train had made no stop, he had been alone in his compartment. Yet, to his surprise, he was suddenly aware that the seat opposite to him had been noiselessly taken by a girl whose eyes, also, were fixed with curious intentness upon the broad expanse of marshland and sands across which the train was slowly making its way.
I took out the bottles and pots and brushes and combs, the knives and scissors in one compartment, the writing materials in another.
At way-stations the courier comes to your compartment to see if you want a glass of water, or a newspaper, or anything; at eating-stations he sends luncheon out to you, while the other people scramble and worry in the dining-rooms.
Manson Mingott's, where the wedding-breakfast was to take place, and so were the travelling clothes into which he was to change; and a private compartment had been engaged in the train that was to carry the young couple to their unknown destination--concealment of the spot in which the bridal night was to be spent being one of the most sacred taboos of the prehistoric ritual.