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Pronunciation:  kum'pârtmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area
  2. [n]  a small space or subdivision for storage

COMPARTMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: automobile trunk, bay, boot, box, cab, cabin, cabinet, cable car, call box, car, cell, cockpit, couchette, cubbyhole, drawing room, elevator car, glove compartment, gondola, letter box, locker, loge, luggage compartment, module, pigeonhole, pilothouse, POB, post-office box, room, roomette, stall, storage locker, storage space, trunk, well, wheelhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*part"ment\, n. [F. compartiment, OF. compartir
to divide. See {Compart}.]
1. One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space
   is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the
   compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.

         In the midst was placed a large compartment composed
         of grotesque work.                    --Carew.

2. (Shipbuilding) One of the sections into which the hold of
   a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alcove, bay, below, between-decks, boiler room, booth, box, brig, bunker, cabin, caboose, camboose, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, chart room, conning tower, crib, crypt, cubicle, division, enclosed space, engine room, forecastle, forepeak, galley, head, hold, hole, hollow, lazaret, locker, manger, niche, part, partition, pew, pilothouse, quarters, radio room, roundhouse, sail loft, section, sick bay, slot, space, stall, stateroom, stokehold, topside, vault, wardroom