noun Etymology: Latin cubiculum, from cubare to lie, recline Date: 15th century 1. a sleeping compartment partitioned off from a large room 2. a. a small partitioned space; especially one with a desk used for work in a business office b. carrel

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  • cubicle — cu‧bi‧cle [ˈkjuːbɪkl] noun [countable] OFFICE a small area in a large office that is separated by low walls from the rest of the office: • rows of office workers in their cubicles * * * cubicle UK US /ˈkjuːbɪkl/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a small… …   Financial and business terms

  • Cubicle — Cu bi*cle (k? b? k l), n. [L. cubiculum.] A loding room; esp., a sleeping place partitioned off from a large dormitory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cubicle — index cell, chamber (compartment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cubicle — (n.) mid 15c., bedroom, from L. cubiculum bedroom, from cubare to lie down, originally bend oneself, from PIE root *keu(b) to bend, turn. With L. clom, suffix denoting place. Obsolete from 16c. but revived 19c. for dormitory sleeping compartment …   Etymology dictionary

  • cubicle — [n] office compartment booth, cell, chamber, cubbyhole, desk, nook, office, pigeonhole, room, stall, work area; concept 434 …   New thesaurus

  • cubicle — ► NOUN ▪ a small partitioned off area of a room. ORIGIN originally meaning «bedroom»: from Latin cubiculum, from cubare lie down …   English terms dictionary

  • cubicle — [kyo͞o′bi kəl] n. [L cubiculum < cubare, to lie down: see CUBE1] 1. a small sleeping compartment, as in a dormitory 2. any small compartment, as for study …   English World dictionary

  • Cubicle — For cubicles in toilet stalls, see washroom. Cubicles in a former coworking space in Portland, Oregon Тhe cubicle, cubicle desk, office cubicle or cubicle workstation is a partially enclosed workspace, separated from neighboring workspaces by… …   Wikipedia

  • cubicle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, small, tiny ▪ separate ▪ empty ▪ next ▪ I don t even know my colleague in …   Collocations dictionary

  • cubicle — UK [ˈkjuːbɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈkjubɪk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms cubicle : singular cubicle plural cubicles a small enclosed area in a room, separated from the rest of the room by thin walls or curtains a shower/toilet cubicle She went into the… …   English dictionary

  • cubicle — [[t]kju͟ːbɪk(ə)l[/t]] cubicles N COUNT A cubicle is a very small enclosed area, for example one where you can have a shower or change your clothes. ...a separate shower cubicle... He made his way to the nearest toilet and locked himself in a… …   English dictionary

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