dorm

noun
\ ˈdȯrm How to pronounce dorm (audio) \
plural dorms

Definition of dorm

informal
: 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 The plan approved by trustees Tuesday provides for 138 double-occupancy dorm rooms this fall, the Laramie Boomerang reported. USA TODAY, "Marathon man, Veep visit, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2020 Eggs are surprisingly easy to cook in a dorm room, including this popular mason jar omelet. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Food Staples Every Dorm Room Needs," 26 June 2020 In dining halls, seating would be reduced and the distance between chairs and tables increased, and students on meal plans would be encouraged to grab meals to go or arrange delivery to their dorm rooms. Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, "Small classes, masks, lots of sanitizer — UTSA panel proposes coronavirus safeguards," 19 June 2020 The president of the University of South Carolina wants lawmakers to let the school remove the name of J. Marion Sims from a women’s dorm. Time, "South Carolina Officials to Remove Statue of Slavery Advocate Despite State Law," 17 June 2020 Jitse Groen, the Dutch billionaire who created Takeaway in 2000 in his university dorm room, has been looking to expand aggressively over the last year. Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg.com, "Just Eat Takeaway to Buy Grubhub for $7.3 Billion to Enter U.S.," 14 June 2020 This classy ultralight convertible laptop will look equally at home in a corporate boardroom, a dorm room, or within the open-brick décor of a high-tech startup. Martin Casserly & Hp, PCWorld, "Dads and Grads Gift Guide: Tech Deals at HP.com," 12 June 2020 Jitse Groen, the Dutch billionaire who created Takeaway in 2000 in his university dorm room, has been looking to expand aggressively over the last year. Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg.com, "Just Eat Takeaway to Buy Grubhub for $7.3 Billion to Enter U.S.," 14 June 2020 The guidelines released Sunday by the UW System include putting classes of more than 50 people online, having a plan if coronavirus cases surge and re-evaluating dorm operations including move-in, visitation and dining hall flow. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW System's 13 schools will be open this fall, but how they operate will vary from campus to campus," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of dorm

1900, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Dorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dorm. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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