Cabin vs. Shack

By Jaxson

  • Cabin (noun)

    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.

    “Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.”

  • Cabin (noun)

    A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.

  • Cabin (noun)

    A compartment on land, usually composed of logs.

  • Cabin (noun)

    A private room on a ship.

    “the captain’s cabin:”

    “Passengers shall remain in their cabins.”

  • Cabin (noun)

    The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.

  • Cabin (noun)

    The passenger area of an airplane.

  • Cabin (noun)

    The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.

  • Cabin (noun)

    A signal box.

  • Cabin (noun)

    A small room; an enclosed place.

  • Cabin (noun)

    A private office; particularly of a doctor, businessman, lawyer, or other professional.

  • Cabin (verb)

    To place in a cabin.

  • Cabin (verb)

    To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.

  • Shack (noun)

    A crude, roughly built hut or cabin.

  • Shack (noun)

    Any unpleasant, poorly constructed or poorly furnished building.

  • Shack (noun)

    Grain fallen to the ground and left after harvest.

  • Shack (noun)

    Nuts which have fallen to the ground.

  • Shack (noun)

    Freedom to pasturage in order to feed upon shack.

  • Shack (noun)

    A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.

  • Shack (verb)

    To live (in or with); to shack up.

  • Shack (verb)

    To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.

  • Shack (verb)

    To feed in stubble, or upon waste.

  • Shack (verb)

    To wander as a vagabond or tramp.

Wiktionary
  • Cabin (noun)

    a private room or compartment on a ship

    “she lay in her cabin on a steamer”

  • Cabin (noun)

    the area for passengers in an aircraft

    “animals are not allowed in the cabin of the aircraft”

  • Cabin (noun)

    a small wooden shelter or house in a wild or remote area

    “the cabin lay three miles into the reserve”

  • Cabin (noun)

    a cubicle or individual work space within a larger office.

  • Cabin (verb)

    confine within narrow bounds

    “once loosed, the idea of equality is not easily cabined”

  • Shack (noun)

    a roughly built hut or cabin.

  • Shack (verb)

    move in or live with someone as a lover

    “they won’t believe I’ve shacked up with someone so good-looking”

Oxford Dictionary