Compartment vs Compartmentlike - What's the difference?

compartment | compartmentlike |

As a noun compartment

is a room, or section, or chamber.

As an adjective compartmentlike is

resembling a compartment.




(en noun)
  • A room, or section, or chamber
  • :* "Two men were seated in a well-lighted compartment of a third-class carriage."
  • One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.
  • (biochemistry) Part of a protein that serves a specific function.
  • (heraldry) A mound (often of grass) beneath the shield in a coat of arms on which the supporters stand.
  • compartmentlike



    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a compartment.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Holland Cotter, title=Modernist in Loincloth and Feathers, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=His art and his story are like few others, and MoMA puts both across in an inspired installation: a single long corridor with compartmentlike rooms of paintings on each side, and at the very end, against a sea-green wall, a life-size doll with giant bat wings floating above her. }}