cubicle cubicle  /ˈkju bɪ kəl/


  1. (n) small room in which a monk or nun lives
  2. (n) small individual study area in a library
  3. (n) small area set off by walls for special use



  1. Fo' real: it was 40 years ago that the geniuses in office design came up with the soul-destroying workspace we call the modern cubicle.
  2. So enjoy your smaller, cooler company cubicle--just don't get too comfortable.
  3. Throughout the city, pockets of grimy, small, privately owned apartments are partitioned into about 10 cubicle dwellings, many with a shared toilet and shower in the corner.


  1. Facebook’s Secret To Building Friendships: Many Small Interactions

    The design minds behind Facebook share the social network’s most important view--that friendships aren’t made in a moment but built one tiny interaction at a time. In your life, you have at least one relative stranger whom you’ve grown close to. Maybe it’s a doorman. Maybe it’s the cashier at the local bodega. Maybe it’s the guy who works in the next cubicle over. So what if you only know their ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Drew Sharp: Tigers rookie puts on show in one-start call-up

    There was no name on Jose Alvarez's cubicle in the further recesses of the Tigers' clubhouse, only his number 52. And that could have been written in pencil. For one day, the young man was pretty impressive answering the emergency call in his major league debut.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. What are you doing with your cubicle?

    Agencies across the government are cutting space. They are shrinking cubicle sizes and they are promoting workstation-sharing along with more telework. More and more federal employees are giving up sole occupation of the traditional cubicle. Have you given up yours? Have you been given then choice? Feel free to comment about what you have seen [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Federal Times

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  1. "My sense is that they are no longer thinking they can deliver disaster relief from a cubicle in Virginia, and are fully engaged on the ground," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat.
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Claire McCaskill Source: News Item

  2. "He's wide-eyed. He's an adventurer," says Oka. "He's someone who was stuck in the monotony of being a cubicle office worker thinking there's got to be more to life, and he never gave up on that dream. I'm fortunate to live variously through...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Masi Oka Source: FOXNews

  3. "The peeing for me was instant, because I needed one, but the whole process, with the paperwork, was probably 15 minutes," said Ogilvy. "He's standing in the cubicle when you're peeing in the beaker. He's making sure you're doing it, but it...
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Geoff Ogilvy Source: The Age

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