(physiology) A membranous envelope.
(botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
(botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
(pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
(dialectal, UK, Suffolk) A weasel.
(attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
* 1962 , :
- The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
(winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
(chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
- If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.
* capsule review
* Glissonian capsule
(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
, 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.
To place in a cabin.
(obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.
- I'll make you cabin in a cave.