\ˈdȯrm \

Definition of dorm 

Examples of dorm in a Sentence

We all lived in the same dorm during our sophomore year.

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He was raised by his churchgoing grandmother, who supported Talley by cleaning Duke University dorms. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Black fashion superhero André Leon Talley finally gets his due in new documentary," 6 June 2018 While the campus has new buildings and will open dorms this fall, the cost to take down a crumbling garage is a constant threat to the budget. Shirley Leung,, "Should Boston run UMass Boston? Walsh thinks it’s an idea worth discussing," 2 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Talley, 69, was raised an only child by his grandmother Bennie Davis, who cleaned dorms at Duke University. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "NC roots set Andre Leon Talley on road to being fashion icon | Charlotte Observer," 25 Apr. 2018 College dorm room items can be ordered online and picked up within a week at a Walmart near campus. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Walmart unveils digital tools to aid back-to-school shoppers," 11 July 2018 When shopping, focus on your child's needs for their specific dorm room, Harrington advises. Lisa A. Flam, Fox News, "Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don't over-pack," 10 July 2018 Meanwhile college students who need sheets, coffee makers and other gadgets to fill their dorm rooms will also be able to expedite their online shopping trips. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Walmart offers a 3D tour to get shoppers to look, click and buy," 28 June 2018 Nobody designed the public sphere from a dorm room or a Silicon Valley garage. Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, "The Death of the Public Square," 6 July 2018 That feature is targeted in part to college students who need to set up an entire dorm room or apartment at the beginning of the school year. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Walmart's Virtual Showroom Lets You Shop in 3D to Furnish Your Home Without Having to Leave It," 28 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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