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Meaning of "cabin fever" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CABIN FEVER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CABIN FEVER

noun
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verb
adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cabin fever is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CABIN FEVER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cabin fever

Cabin fever is an idiomatic term, first recorded in 1918, for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do for an extended period. Cabin fever describes the extreme irritability and restlessness a person may feel in these situations. A person may experience cabin fever in a situation such as being in a simple country vacation cottage. When experiencing cabin fever, a person may tend to sleep, have distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow, dark or hail. The phrase is also used humorously to indicate simple boredom from being home alone.

Definition of cabin fever in the English dictionary

The definition of cabin fever in the dictionary is acute depression resulting from being isolated or sharing cramped quarters in the wilderness, esp during the long northern winter.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CABIN FEVER

cabezone
cabildo
Cabimas
cabin
cabin boy
cabin class
cabin crew
cabin cruiser
cabin trunk
Cabinda
cabinet
cabinet beetle
cabinet meeting
cabinet minister
cabinet pudding
cabinet-maker
cabinet-making
cabinetry
cabinetwork
cabinmate

WORDS THAT END LIKE CABIN FEVER

African swine fever
buck fever
cat-scratch fever
dengue fever
east coast fever
ever
fever
gold fever
haemorrhagic fever
hay fever
jungle fever
Mediterranean fever
Q fever
recurrent fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
scarlet fever
spotted fever
spring fever
swine fever
typhoid fever
yellow fever

Synonyms and antonyms of cabin fever in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cabin fever» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CABIN FEVER

Find out the translation of cabin fever to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cabin fever from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cabin fever» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

幽闭症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fiebre de la cabina
570 millions of speakers

English

cabin fever
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केबिन बुखार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حمى المقصورة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кабина лихорадка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cabin Fever
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেবিন জ্বর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la fièvre de la cabine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Demam kabin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

cabin Fever
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

閉所性発熱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오두막 발열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabut kabin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sốt cabin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறை காய்ச்சல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केबिन ताप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kabin ateşi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cabin Fever
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cabin Fever
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кабіна лихоманка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

febră de cabină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πυρετός καμπίνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kajuit koors
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cabin fever
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hytta feber
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cabin fever

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CABIN FEVER»

The term «cabin fever» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.104 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CABIN FEVER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cabin fever» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cabin fever» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cabin fever

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CABIN FEVER»

Discover the use of cabin fever in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cabin fever and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cabin Fever
In Cabin Fever, Bower weaves a subtle psychological thriller into the familiar Western landscape that serves as the setting for her most acclaimed works.
B. M. Bower, 2011
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Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever By Diana HunterAs soon as her date took the turn up the mountain, Isabel knew she was in trouble.
Diana Hunter, 2005
3
Cabin Fever
Love isn’t something she thinks she needs…until it lands right on her doorstep.
Alisha Rai, 2009
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Cabin Fever
In Cabin Fever, the second novel in a semi-autobiographical trilogy, she beguiles with her particular blend of humour and the serious. 'Her fiction shines and shines and shines, like a good deed in a naughty world.
Elizabeth Jolley, 2008
5
Cabin Fever
Sometimes you need someone to teach you the things you already know.
Mary Leo, 2008
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Cabin Fever: A Texas Tragicomedy
Action whirls around one disastrous Memorial Day weekend at the Beckle cabin in the Texas hill country.
Mark Dunn, 2000
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Cabin Fever
Casey finds out her husband is cheating on her. He asks for a divorce. Casey leaves to clear her head, but while he is with his lover he is shot. He lives. Now it is a race against time to find the real killer.
P. J. Wright, 2002
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Cabin Fever
And her passionate kind of healing is rapidly transforming his private hideaway into a lovers’ retreat hot enough to ignite an entire town. From the Paperback edition.
Marilyn Pappano, 2007
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Cabin Fever: The Best New Canadian Non-Fiction
Drawn primarily from the program's second decade, this anthology includes essays on a strikingly original and global range of topics by some of the best non-fiction writers in the country: Tara Grescoe goes in search of "pure" absinthe; ...
Moira Farr, Ian Pearson, 2009
10
Cabin Fever
Displays the inner and outer appeal of rustic American home design, in everything from actual home architecture to the furniture found in the popular catalogs of companies such as L.L. Bean and Eddie Bauer
Rachel Carley, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CABIN FEVER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cabin fever is used in the context of the following news items.
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Snowmageddon 2015: Cabin Fever Hits Hard in Greenland
Just give in to cabin fever — start talking to yourself and filming homages to The Shining. All work and no play makes Paula a dull girl. «Yahoo Travel, Jul 15»
2
Jason Blum's Latest: 18 Writers Build 'The Haunted City'
... Robert Cargill ("Sinister") have all worked on Blum films, while "Cabin Fever" and "Hostel" mastermind Eli Roth brings his own grisly brand. «WordandFilm.com, Jul 15»
3
'Shark Week''s Jewish Host Wants You to Love The Great White
The director who brought you “Hostel,” “Cabin Fever,” and “Inglurious Basterds”' bat-wielding Bear Jew is now preying on your abhorrence for ... «Forward, Jul 15»
4
Share “How could Kevin Durant possibly be a...”
Cabin fever already has caused Durant to not be himself. He was a little irritable much of the year, not without good reason. When Baryshnikov ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
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Rory McIlroy's football kickabout puts Open title defence in jeopardy
From playing like a dream, he suddenly developed a torrid bout of cabin fever as he. Subscribe now. Login. Already a subscriber? To see the ... «The Times, Jul 15»
6
Qantas adds HBO Channel to inflight video library
Foxtel's popular National Geographic Channel will boast series such as Dead End Express, Brain Games, Animals Gone Wild, Cabin Fever ... «Australian Business Traveller, Jul 15»
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In the Suburbs: Connections, personal and entrepreneurial, important
With thousands of professionals suddenly out of work and operating from their home offices, the likelihood of cabin fever triggered the need to ... «Fairfield Citizen, Jul 15»
8
Cornish couple launch revolutionary product to help visually impaired
... ADi RoomMate has been developed by local Cornish businesses Sellectronics, Embedded Engineering and Cabin Fever Audio Productions. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
9
Who Is Eli Roth? The 'Shark After Dark' Host Loves Scaring People
For the 2002 black comedy horror film Cabin Fever, Roth was the director and writer, and also portrayed Justin and Grim. He had nothing to do with Cabin Fever ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Groundhog hunting a nice break
It is not unlike the feeling of cabin fever experienced by fishing fanatics in the frigid winter months. During the heat of summer, the diehard ... «Reading Eagle, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cabin fever [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cabin-fever>. Mar 2024 ».
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