Definition of dormitory
1 : a room for sleeping; especially : a large room containing numerous beds
2 : a residence hall providing rooms for individuals or for groups usually without private baths
3 chiefly British : a residential community inhabited chiefly by commuters
Examples of dormitory in a Sentence
Guests at the camp can stay in private cabins or for a smaller fee in the dormitories.
Recent Examples of dormitory from the Web
That’s more characteristic of student dormitories than the homes of up to three bedrooms Boise’s code anticipates.
Victims of a 1914 dormitory fire at the reform school would be reburied at the Boot Hill cemetery on the Dozier property.
The time difference between Furman’s campus in Greenville, S.C., and Jeonju, South Korea, where the United States match was played, necessitated an early-morning alarm to allow Dempsey to watch the game live in his dormitory.
But the resulting coverage and photographs, some of which showed workers on assembly lines and living in dark dormitory buildings, apparently did not please the company’s management.
Camp Barrett in Alpine also needs major repairs to its offices, classrooms and dormitories, according to the report.
The five are accused of escaping their assigned dormitory at the facility on May 17, according Beth Touchet-Morgan, executive management advisor for the state Office of Juvenile Justice, which operates the detention center.
University of Oregon officials have settled on a new name for a dormitory formerly named after a Ku Klux Klan leader.
EUGENE — University of Oregon officials have settled on a new name for a dormitory formerly named after a Ku Klux Klan leader.
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Origin and Etymology of dormitory
Middle English, from Latin dormitorium, from dormire
First Known Use: 15th century
DORMITORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dormitory for English Language Learners
: a building on a school campus that has rooms where students can live
: a large room with many beds where people can sleep
DORMITORY Defined for Kids
Definition of dormitory for Students
1 : a building at a school with rooms where students live a college dormitory
2 : a large room for several people to sleep
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