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Compartment meaning

compartment - 3 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water- tight bulkheads.
  3. 3. An inclosed division.

compartment - examples of usage

  1. He liked them well enough, but shut them up in that compartment of life which was devoted to work. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But the case," added Mrs. Elmore, perceiving that further delay was only further suffering for her husband, and that any fact would now probably fall far short of his apprehensions, " is simply this, and I don't know that it amounts to anything; but at Peschiera, just before the train started, she looked out of the window, and saw a splendid officer walking up and down and smoking; and before she could draw back he must have seen her, for he threw away his cigar instantly, and got into the same compartment. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. " Don't you see, Sally," says Tishy, " dolly was in another compartment- the other side of the sheet." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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