Meaning of cubicle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkjuːbɪkl/

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  • A small partitioned-off area of a room, for example one containing a shower or toilet, or a desk in an office.

    ‘each cubicle is equipped with a PC and printer, and there are two fax machines in the east alcove’
    • ‘The bathroom is tiled and contains a shower cubicle with power shower, toilet and wash basin.’
    • ‘Even the actual toilet cubicles featured mirroring, and the urinal was simply a spectacle to behold.’
    • ‘Sometimes the pool areas and the cubicles were in a disgustingly dirty state.’
    • ‘In the toilets, the one cubicle with a working light had a broken lock.’
    • ‘It was a room with less square footage than his house, containing three cubicles and a reception area.’
    • ‘She opened a door to let her into a large room with cubicles everywhere.’
    • ‘Both are doubles served by en suite bathrooms with tiled floors, wash basins and shower cubicles.’
    • ‘My imagination supplies a large room divided into cubicles like an egg crate.’
    • ‘The glass motif is repeated throughout the house with glass tables and shower cubicles.’
    • ‘There are also cubicles, distinguished from rooms in that they lack windows.’
    • ‘He was in a cubicle of his own, and he could see at least a hundred more cubicles in this room alone.’
    • ‘I laid back face up on my bed and sprawled out in the small cubicle that was my room.’
    • ‘Inside a room, whey-faced men in drab suits sit in cubicles pushing paper about.’
    • ‘She undressed and stepped inside one of the cubicles to have a refreshing hot shower.’
    • ‘It was quiet through the office as he walked toward his cubicle in the back corner of the room.’
    • ‘Mainly young in age and long of hair, they sit in tight cubicles, drinking beer, playing cards and swapping tales.’
    • ‘We went to the Oasis pool straight away but there the advantages ended; after entry we had to wait for available changing cubicles.’
    • ‘I was directed to a tiny room in the basement, where the walls were lined with little wooden cubicles.’
    • ‘First went the cubicles and we were forced into open plan.’
    • ‘Well, today at work we all got shuffled around into different departments and we all have to move to different cubicles.’
    dungeon, oubliette, lock-up, prison


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘bedroom’): from Latin cubiculum, from cubare ‘lie down’.