compartment

[ kuhm-pahrt-muhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF compartment

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPARTMENT

A jolly tanner observes: "I'll get a compartment to oursels."

My sharing his compartment had evidently produced an unpleasant impression.

The brother had the compartment next to that woman, with the big dog.

The Ring Master now passed, raised his hat and entered his compartment.

Then Ossipon came back, saying: “I told him not to let anybody get into our compartment.”

There are eleven in this compartment, and it is impossible to move.

"The compartment reserved for you will not be here for two hours," said the young officer.

For some time the door of our compartment could not be opened.

The doctor was then fetched away, and I saw that he was taken back to our compartment.

Ah, well, I will take the compartment next to it—Room D, isn't it?

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French compartiment "part partitioned off" (16c.), through Italian compartimento, from Late Latin compartiri "to divide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + partis, genitive of pars "part" (see part (n.)).

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