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room

noun \ ˈrüm , ˈru̇m \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of room

1 : an extent of space occupied by or sufficient or available for something
  • room to run and play
2 a obsolete : an appropriate or designated position, post, or station
b : place, stead
  • in whose room I am now assuming the pen
  • —Sir Walter Scott
3 a : a partitioned part of the inside of a building; especially : such a part used as a lodging
b : the people in a room
4 : a suitable or fit occasion or opportunity : chance
  • no room for doubt

roomed

play \ˈrümd, ˈru̇md\ adjective

Examples of room in a Sentence

  1. Cigarette smoke filled the room.

  2. I could hear the TV from the next room.

  3. He rents rooms to college students.

  4. We're running out of room in the office.

  5. The sofa takes up too much room.

  6. In the backyard there is enough room to run and play.

  7. Is there enough room to turn the car around?

  8. There's only room for five people in the car.

  9. Don't eat too much. You should leave some room for dessert.

  10. There's no more room on the computer disk to save the file.

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Origin and Etymology of room

Middle English, from Old English rūm; akin to Old High German rūm room, Latin rur-, rus open land

room Synonyms

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room

verb

Definition of room

intransitive verb
: to occupy or share a room especially as a lodger
transitive verb
: to accommodate with lodgings

Examples of room in a Sentence

  1. we can room up to four visitors in our two guest bedrooms

Recent Examples of room from the Web

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First Known Use of room

1809

room Synonyms


ROOM Defined for English Language Learners

room

noun

Definition of room for English Language Learners

  • : a part of the inside of a building that is divided from other areas by walls and a door and that has its own floor and ceiling

  • : a room in a house, hotel, etc., where someone sleeps

  • : space that is used for something


room

verb

Definition of room for English Language Learners

  • : to live in a room, apartment, or house with another person


ROOM Defined for Kids

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room

noun \ ˈrüm , ˈru̇m \

Definition of room for Students

1 : a divided part of the inside of a building
2 : a bedroom in a home or hotel
3 : the people in a room
  • The whole room cheered.
4 : available space
  • We had barely room to move.
5 : a suitable opportunity
  • There's room for improvement.

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room

verb

Definition of room for Students

roomed; rooming
: to provide with or live in lodgings
  • Our mothers roomed together in college.

Medical Dictionary

room

noun \ ˈrüm , ˈru̇m \

medical Definition of room

: a partitioned part of the inside of a hospital; especially : a space for lodging patients


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