Cabin vs Mansion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cabin and mansion

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 mansion is estate.

As a verb cabin

is to place in a cabin.

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.

    mansion

    English

    Alternative forms

    * mansioun (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid) A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
  • (UK) A luxurious flat (apartment).
  • (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
  • (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
  • (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
  • * Late 14th century: Which book spak muchel of the operaciouns / Touchynge the eighte and twenty mansiouns / That longen to the moone — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  • (Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
  • An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version, John XIV.2:
  • In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not so, I would have told you.
  • * Denham
  • These poets near our princes sleep, / And in one grave their mansions keep.
  • * 2003 , The Economist , (subtitle), 18 Dec 2003:
  • The many mansions in one east London house of God.
  • Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.
  • Derived terms

    * mansion house * mansion place * mansionette * mansionry

    Descendants

    * Japanese: (borrowed)

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