Cabin vs Dwelling - What's the difference?

cabin | dwelling |


As nouns the difference between cabin and dwelling

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 dwelling is a habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.

As verbs the difference between cabin and dwelling

is that cabin is to place in a cabin while dwelling is .

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.

    dwelling

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) dwelling, . More at dwell.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings . The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.}}
    The old house served as a dwelling for Albert.
    Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. -
    Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * dwellinghouse * dwelling place * lake dwelling: prehistoric structure
    References
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    Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (head)
  • I was dwelling in the cave.