bedroom

noun
bed·​room | \ˈbed-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of bedroom 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a room furnished with a bed and intended primarily for sleeping

bedroom

adjective

Definition of bedroom (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : dealing with, suggestive of, or inviting sexual relations a bedroom farce bedroom eyes

2 : inhabited or used by commuters a bedroom community

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Other Words from bedroom

Noun

bedroomed \ ˈbed-​ˌrümd , -​ˌru̇md \ adjective

Examples of bedroom in a Sentence

Adjective

The play is a bedroom farce about a middle-aged couple. She looked at him with bedroom eyes.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Uber and Lyft turned cars into taxis; Airbnb turned spare bedrooms into hotels. NBC News, "The next Uber? Scooter startups flood U.S. cities as funding pours in," 9 July 2018 Last fall a donor gave Indiana University a five-bedroom house on nearly 7 acres with a toney Sunset Lane address. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "These donors love their alma maters so much they gave them the roofs over their heads," 13 July 2018 Other amenities include an elevator, a wine cellar and a two-bedroom guest house. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Singer Marc Anthony Buys Coral Gables Home From Bacardi Heiress," 13 July 2018 The three-bedroom house was valued at $627,400 by the Saugus Assessors Office, according to records. Andres Picon, BostonGlobe.com, "Saugus fire caused by spontaneous combustion of oily rags," 11 July 2018 San Francisco’s housing crisis has reached such heights that a fair-market two-bedroom apartment now rents for more than $3,000 a month, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an affordable housing advocacy group. NBC News, "San Francisco's housing crisis puts pressure on historic Asian enclaves," 10 July 2018 Others have raised concerns to the council that putting four or five men in a two-bedroom house will lead to overcramped conditions. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Waiting for state sober living home rules, cities add their own restrictions," 7 July 2018 In the living room of the one-bedroom Van Nuys apartment, the boy tried to explain, in the words of a 3-year old, what happened to his father. Brittny Mejia, latimes.com, "A 3-year-old was separated from his father at the border. Now his parents are dealing with his trauma," 3 July 2018 Collingswood resident Suzanne Cloud, who listed her three-bedroom house on Airbnb in 2014, was shocked to receive a cease-and-desist letter from the city. Tauhid Chappell, Philly.com, "Supreme Courts decision could affect Pennsylvania politics, two casinos open in Atlantic city | Morning Newsletter," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of bedroom

Noun

1600, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedroom was in 1600

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More Definitions for bedroom

bedroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedroom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a room used for sleeping

bedroom

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bedroom (Entry 2 of 2)

: lived in by people who go to another town or city to work

: dealing with sexual relationships

: showing sexual attraction

bedroom

noun
bed·​room | \ˈbed-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of bedroom

: a room used for sleeping

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