Cabin vs Bunk - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between cabin and bunk

is that cabin is (obsolete) to live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge while bunk is (obsolete) to expel from a school.

As nouns the difference between cabin and bunk

is that cabin is (lb) a small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it while bunk is one of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers or bunk can be (slang) bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.

As verbs the difference between cabin and bunk

is that cabin is to place in a cabin while bunk is to occupy a bunk or bunk can be (british) to fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').

cabin

English

(wikipedia cabin)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (lb) A small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it.
  • :
  • *1994 , Michael Grumley, "Life Drawing" in Violet Quill
  • *:And that was how long we stayed in the cabin , pressed together, pulling the future out of each other, sweating and groaning and making sure each of us remembered.
  • (lb) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.
  • A compartment on land, usually comprised of logs.
  • A private room on a ship.
  • :
  • *
  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
  • The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered. […] The Maria had a cabin , which was finished in hard wood and yellow plush, and accommodations for keeping things cold.}}
  • The passenger area of an airplane.
  • The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.
  • A signal box.
  • A small room; an enclosed place.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:So long in secret cabin there he held her captive.
  • Synonyms

    * cell * chamber * hut * pod * shack * shed

    Antonyms

    * hall * palace * villa

    See also

    * cabana

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place in a cabin.
  • (obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll make you cabin in a cave.

    bunk

    English

    (wikipedia bunk)

    Etymology 1

    Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English , origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian. Confer Old Swedish . See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=6 citation , passage=The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ?; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]}}
  • (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  • (military) A cot.
  • (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  • (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
  • Derived terms
    * bunk bed, bunkbed * bunkmate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To occupy a bunk.
  • To provide a bunk.
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from . See (m) for more.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * debunk

    Etymology 3

    19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous "" meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').
  • (obsolete) To expel from a school.
  • References

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