Cabin vs Companion - What's the difference?
In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between cabin and companion
is that cabin
is (obsolete) to live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge while companion
is (obsolete) to qualify as a companion; to make equal.
As nouns the difference between cabin and companion
is that cabin
) 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 companion
is a friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company.
As verbs the difference between cabin and companion
is that cabin
is to place in a cabin while companion
is (obsolete) to be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
(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.
A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company
- His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.
(dated) A person employed to accompany or travel with another.
(nautical) The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.
(nautical) The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.
(topology) A knot in whose neighborhood another, specified knot meets every meridian disk.
(figuratively) A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.
(astronomy) A celestial object that is associated with another.
A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders.
- Here are your sons again; and I must lose / Two of the sweetest companions in the world.
(obsolete, derogatory) A fellow; a rogue.
* 1599 , , III. i. 111:
- a companion of the Bath
- and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald, scurvy, / cogging companion ,
* See also
* companionable, uncompanionable
* companion hatch
* companion ladder
(obsolete) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
(obsolete) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
* (rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
- Companion me with my mistress.