noun \ˈrüm, ˈrm\

: a part of the inside of a building that is divided from other areas by walls and a door and that has its own floor and ceiling

: a room in a house, hotel, etc., where someone sleeps

: space that is used for something

Full Definition of ROOM

:  an extent of space occupied by or sufficient or available for something <room to run and play>
a obsolete :  an appropriate or designated position, post, or station
b :  place, stead <in whose room I am now assuming the pen — Sir Walter Scott>
a :  a partitioned part of the inside of a building; especially :  such a part used as a lodging
b :  the people in a room
:  a suitable or fit occasion or opportunity :  chance <no room for doubt>
roomed \ˈrümd, ˈrmd\ adjective

Examples of ROOM

  1. Cigarette smoke filled the room.
  2. I could hear the TV from the next room.
  3. He rents rooms to college students.
  4. We're running out of room in the office.
  5. The sofa takes up too much room.
  6. In the backyard there is enough room to run and play.
  7. Is there enough room to turn the car around?
  8. There's only room for five people in the car.
  9. Don't eat too much. You should leave some room for dessert.
  10. There's no more room on the computer disk to save the file.

Origin of ROOM

Middle English, from Old English rūm; akin to Old High German rūm room, Latin rur-, rus open land
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth



: to live in a room, apartment, or house with another person

Full Definition of ROOM

intransitive verb
:  to occupy or share a room especially as a lodger
transitive verb
:  to accommodate with lodgings

Examples of ROOM

  1. <we can room up to four visitors in our two guest bedrooms>

First Known Use of ROOM



noun \ˈrüm, ˈrm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROOM

:  a partitioned part of the inside of a hospital; especially :  a space for lodging patients


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