- a small space or compartment partitioned off.
- carrel(def 1).
- a bedroom, especially one of a number of small ones in a divided dormitory, as in English public schools.
Origin of cubicle
Examples from the Web for cubicle
Sure, your cubicle mate, neighbor, and aunt all own a Fitbit or JawBone fitness tracker.Nothing Says I Love You Like Data
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Bronze skin and corn-colored hair have faded into cubicle complexions and cowlicks.Dealing With Dad the Dealer
April 9, 2014
Your cubicle mates pouring over their brackets with all of the serious intent and fevered diligence of Talmudic scholars.It’s Time to Rip the Money Out of the NCAA
April 1, 2014
More than likely pushing buttons on a PC at a desk in a cubicle, answering phones, managing deadlines, and going to meetings.Is Masculine Writing Dead?
March 14, 2013
She seems to believe that enough employees are goofing off at home that she should bring them off the cloud and into the cubicle.Are Yahoo and Marissa Mayer Wrong to Ban Working From Home?
The Daily Beast
February 27, 2013
The white curtain walls of the cubicle contracted, closed in on her.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Bill Dickson strolled over from the direction of his own cubicle.
Then I got to my feet and wearily opened the door of my cubicle.
When John Storm awoke in his cubicle next morning he saw his way clearer.The Christian
You traversed these like a convict, speaking to no one, and entered your own cubicle.Gigolo
- a partially or totally enclosed section of a room, as in a dormitory
- an indoor construction designed to house individual cattle while allowing them free access to silage
Word Origin and History for cubicle
mid-15c., "bedroom," from Latin cubiculum "bedroom," from cubare "to lie down," originally "bend oneself," from PIE root *keu(b)- "to bend, turn." With Latin -clom, suffix denoting place. Obsolete from 16c. but revived 19c. for "dormitory sleeping compartment," sense of "any partitioned space" (such as a library carrel or, later, office work station) is first recorded 1926.