room

noun
\ ˈrüm How to pronounce room (audio) , ˈru̇m How to pronounce room (audio) \

Definition of room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an extent of space occupied by or sufficient or available for something room to run and play
2a obsolete : an appropriate or designated position, post, or station
b : place, stead in whose room I am now assuming the pen— Sir Walter Scott
3a : 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

room

verb
roomed; rooming; rooms

Definition of room (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to occupy or share a room especially as a lodger

transitive verb

: to accommodate with lodgings

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Other Words from room

Noun

roomed \ ˈrümd How to pronounce room (audio) , ˈru̇md \ adjective

Examples of room in a Sentence

Noun Cigarette smoke filled the room. I could hear the TV from the next room. He rents rooms to college students. We're running out of room in the office. The sofa takes up too much room. In the backyard there is enough room to run and play. Is there enough room to turn the car around? There's only room for five people in the car. Don't eat too much. You should leave some room for dessert. There's no more room on the computer disk to save the file. Verb we can room up to four visitors in our two guest bedrooms
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun About 75 of the 101 IOC members were in the room for their first in-person meeting since January 2020. Graham Dunbar, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 July 2021 The tension in the room is high, as every man there wants that one-on-one, but none more than Brendan. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 20 July 2021 About 85 of the 101 IOC members were in the room for their first in-person meeting since January 2020. Graham Dunbar, ajc, 20 July 2021 Leah tried to stop it, by pleading with them to remember what was really important to everyone in the room: her nose job. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 20 July 2021 About 75 of the 101 IOC members were in the room for their first in-person meeting since January 2020. Graham Dunbar, Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 Before police arrived, Thompson had allegedly exposed his genitalia, with the women — and two children — in the room. Washington Post, 19 July 2021 As the argument intensified, Kenneth asked two of his daughters who were in the room to leave. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 19 July 2021 Darnold is the new guy in the room, who has much less experience in the offense than backups P.J. Walker and Will Grier. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Alternates will room with alternates, for example, and competitors will train side-by-side with competitors, the men in Funabashi and the women in Juntendo. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 13 July 2021 Each home — pallet shelters with electricity — would house one person unless the occupant wants to room with someone. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 June 2021 Bring the dough to room temperature, roll it out with a rolling pin between the protective sheets to smooth it and re-refrigerate flat until firm. Beth Segal, cleveland, 4 June 2021 Let cool for at least 30 minutes or to room temperature before cutting into wedges and serving. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 Cool to room temperature and transfer to a covered container. Jill O’connor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2021 Imagine going on vacation and not being able to stay in the same place as your co-workers, but being forced to room with someone across town. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 If completed, the owner would have 115,000 square feet to lease and room for 500 parking spaces. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2021 Moreover, mom and newborn can often room together, and mom may be able to breastfeed with appropriate precautions taken (like masking, practicing good hand hygiene, and distancing from the crib) if she is infected. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of room

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1809, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for room

Noun

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

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The first known use of room was before the 12th century

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“Room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/room. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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room

noun

English Language Learners Definition of room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of room (Entry 2 of 2)

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

room

noun
\ ˈrüm How to pronounce room (audio) , ˈru̇m \

Kids Definition of room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

room

verb
roomed; rooming

Kids Definition of room (Entry 2 of 2)

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

room

noun
\ ˈrüm How to pronounce room (audio) , ˈru̇m How to pronounce room (audio) \

Medical Definition of room

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

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