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Meaning of "cubbyhole" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUBBYHOLE

From dialect cub cattle pen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CUBBYHOLE

cubbyhole  [ˈkʌbɪˌhəʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUBBYHOLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cubbyhole 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 CUBBYHOLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cubby-hole

A cubby-hole, cubby-house or cubby is a small, snug place, which may be considered and used as a place of safety for children. This may be constructed by the children themselves and used as a place of play. Autistic children are especially fond of such places. Children may have a small shed, play-house or tent which they use as a cubby-house. Children might build their own in various places in the house or garden, or have a pre-fabricated cubby. An Australian fictional treatment of the quest for the perfect cubby can be found in Ursula Dubosarsky's "The Cubby House", illustrated by Mitch Vane.

Definition of cubbyhole in the English dictionary

The definition of cubbyhole in the dictionary is a small enclosed space or room. Other definition of cubbyhole is any small compartment, such as a pigeonhole.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUBBYHOLE


airhole
ˈɛəˌhəʊl
asshole
ˈæsˌhəʊl
borehole
ˈbɔːˌhəʊl
eyehole
ˈaɪˌhəʊl
hidy-hole
ˈhaɪdɪˌhəʊl
keyhole
ˈkiːˌhəʊl
loophole
ˈluːpˌhəʊl
manhole
ˈmænˌhəʊl
mudhole
ˈmʌdˌhəʊl
pie-hole
ˈpaɪˌhəʊl
pigeonhole
ˈpɪdʒɪnˌhəʊl
pinhole
ˈpɪnˌhəʊl
posthole
ˈpəʊstˌhəʊl
pothole
ˈpɒtˌhəʊl
rathole
ˈrætˌhəʊl
sinkhole
ˈsɪŋkˌhəʊl
spyhole
ˈspaɪˌhəʊl
suckhole
ˈsʌkˌhəʊl
thumbhole
ˈθʌmˌhəʊl
wormhole
ˈwɜːmˌhəʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUBBYHOLE

cubane
cubanelle
cubature
cubbed
cubbing
cubbish
cubbishly
cubby
cube
cube farm
cube root
cube van
cubeb
cubed
cuber
cubhood
cubic
cubic capacity
cubic measure

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUBBYHOLE

air hole
arsehole
as a whole
black hole
buttonhole
Committee of the Whole
doughnut hole
downhole
glory hole
hole
in the hole
on the whole
ozone hole
peephole
porthole
rabbit hole
sound hole
thole
watering hole
whole

Synonyms and antonyms of cubbyhole in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CUBBYHOLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cubbyhole» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cubbyhole

Translation of «cubbyhole» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUBBYHOLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

文件架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuchitril
570 millions of speakers

English

cubbyhole
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cubbyhole
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مكان مقفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закутков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cubbyhole
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আরামপ্রদ স্থান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cagibi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cubbyhole
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kabuff
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

こじんまりした場所
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비좁은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cubbyhole
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chổ núp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cubbyhole
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्यूबिहाले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçük oda
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cubbyhole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klitce
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закутків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cubbyhole
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικρός κλειστός τόπος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

paneelkissie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrubben
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kottet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cubbyhole

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUBBYHOLE»

The term «cubbyhole» is regularly used and occupies the 88.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUBBYHOLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cubbyhole» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cubbyhole» 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 cubbyhole

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUBBYHOLE»

Discover the use of cubbyhole in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cubbyhole and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Murder at the Cubbyhole
Among the murder suspects are Megan's roommate, her employer, the Cubbyhole Theater owners, her acting instructor, and several fellow cast members, including the director.
Alice Zogg, Barbara Schugt, 2013
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The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics
public class CubbyHole { private int contents; private boolean available = false; public synchronized int get() { public synchronized void put(int value) { The method declarations for both put and get contain the synchronized keyword, so the ...
Mary Campione, 2001
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Conner's Cubbyhole
Conneras Cubbyhole is an adorable childrenas story that describes a young boyas love for his grandparents.A Conner hasA his own special place in their home where all of the wonderful things that he plays with while visiting are kept.A Upon ...
Julie Ann Funke, Alessandra Foekel, 2004
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InfoWorld
In a direct-mapped cache, each cubbyhole can hold just one item from memory — and the item must always be stored in the cubbyhole whose digit matches the last digit of the item's address. This makes it very easy for the system to find ...
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Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies
The ideal time to build a wall cubbyhole is when you're remodeling and before new wallboard is installed. When you're planning a new bathroom, think about wall space that's not being used and incorporate a cubbyhole in your design.
Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton, 2011
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Glen Huey's Illustrated Guide to Building Period Furniture: ...
Cut a scrap piece ot material that is A" (6mm) thick and just tall enough to slide into the cubbyhole dadoes and fit snuglv against the underside ot the case top. To insure a 90° angle to the cubbyhole dividers, slide the scrap into each dado and ...
Glen Huey, 2006
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A Better Way to Zone: Ten Principles to Create More Livable ...
This creates sort of a “cubbyhole system,” where staff mentally place each use in one and only one imaginary zoning cubbyhole. Sometimes the desire for a cubbyhole system is driven by the personality of the administrator—he or she is an ...
Donald L. Elliott, 2012
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Research Methods
For five days in a row, Pinel allowed thirsty rats 10 minutes to explore a box that had a small cubbyhole in it. The purpose of this manipulation was to habituate the exploratory behavior that rats show on entering a novel environment. On Day 6 ...
Theresa White, Donald McBurney, 2012
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Life. Be There at Ten 'Til.
A. Cedar. Chest. and. a. Cubbyhole. Mama and Daddy don't use the attic anymore. Everything from the artificial Christmas tree to our old Rock'em, Sock' em Robots is now carefully packed away in a modern storage shed that boasts vinyl ...
R. Johnson, 2005
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Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board, ...
Cubbyhole and toolbox literature confiscation Undisputed testimony reveals that union literature placed face up on top of employee purses and lunch bags in cubbyholes used by employees, as well as union stickers attached to the interior  ...
National Labor Relations Board

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUBBYHOLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cubbyhole is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mike Leigh on David Halliwell: 'He's one of the great writers who …
Actually, the word “office” paints the wrong picture – yes, there's a cubbyhole at the back with a couple of desks, but mostly it's a shabby sitting ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
'Occasional' column has made it 17 years and counting
I have learned that a lot of people insist on putting me in an ideological cubbyhole. A wasted effort. I defy stereotyping. This week's target may ... «Marietta Daily Journal, Jul 15»
3
'Throw In Some Acrylic With That Oil Paint': Oscar On 'Beautiful …
Burrowing in a creative cubbyhole, the initial disappointment at his abandoned career choice was replaced by an original, tangible sound. «Stereoboard.com, Jul 15»
4
YARBROUGH: Occasional column has made it 17 years and counting
I have learned that a lot of people insist on putting me in an ideological cubbyhole. A wasted effort. I defy stereotyping. This week's target may ... «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Quirky Cactus is a typical Citroën
... USB sockets, steering controls, ABS brakes, stability control, and six airbags (one in the roof for passengers, to free up cubbyhole space). «Independent Online, Jul 15»
6
2016 Fiat 500 revealed: major updates for retro city car
... entry and egress, while a passenger's side cubbyhole receives a new lid. There's also added soundproofing in the wheelhouses and firewall. «Paul Tan's Automotive News, Jul 15»
7
These are the best days of my life
Every once in a while, I'd drop in to his cubbyhole to catch up over a cup of coffee. All that changed when, one day, an urgent invitation to a ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
8
Berkeley backing off proposed harsh rules for homeless
As urban growth rolls on in the East Bay, the regional homeless population is being pushed from every corner, cubbyhole and vugh they called ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
Radio Habana: Flavor + Revolution Tucked Into a Closet
The Dada-esque cubbyhole-cum-art-installation is his own masterpiece: ever-evolving, chock full of kitsch and crafty pieces as ... «Mission Local, Jul 15»
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Tiny Towable Home
The home also features plenty of storage space in the form of ample kitchen shelving, plenty of cupboards, a small wall-mounted cubbyhole, ... «Jetson Green, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cubbyhole [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cubbyhole>. Oct 2020 ».
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