plural dorms
: dormitory
In Norway, Tonya and Kerrigan were housed in the same dorm on the campus of the Toneheim Music School.Randall Sullivan
… writing about differences between coed dorms and single-sex dorms.Karen Frantz
The pigeons descend on her, fluttering noisily as she makes her way to a bench outside my freshman dorm.Julie Zickefoose

Examples of dorm in a Sentence

We all lived in the same dorm during our sophomore year.
Recent Examples on the Web About a thousand incoming freshman were meeting their roommates, finding their dorm rooms, and getting settled on campus. Lee Cowan, CBS News, 12 Nov. 2023 They can be styled everywhere from dorm rooms to nurseries. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The pair first met at Fordham University in New York when Scalia roomed in the same dorm as Manzo’s brother Albie. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 More than two dozen dorms and about 20 other buildings — including libraries, academic buildings and the University Health Center — had no or extremely low water pressure Monday, according to an announcement to the campus community from university officials. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 This expands even beyond residential usage to include mixed-use space, medical offices, student dorms, child care, and even pickleball courts. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 10 Oct. 2023 The classic on-the-go noodle brand has become a staple in households—and college dorm rooms—since its introduction in the United States in 1973. Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 1 Nov. 2023 Reviewers mention using the ottoman, which features storage under the cushion, in an entryway or a small living space, like a dorm room or nursery. Buy Side Staff,, 1 Nov. 2023 The flexibility to change its size with leaves up and down works well for studio apartments, dorm rooms, and other small spaces. Shannon Quimby, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dorm was in 1900

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“Dorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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