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 roomed (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 Cool at room temperature for 45 minutes, then refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours, up to overnight). Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "A pumpkin spice holiday celebration for cheesecake lovers," 21 Oct. 2020 At that point, the apples can be eaten or stored in the refrigerator for a few days; let the apples come to room temperature before serving, for a slightly softer texture. Washington Post, "These caramel apples are all treat, no tricks," 21 Oct. 2020 Water heated to 25 degrees C—that is, room temperature—and shaken in the bottle caused the plastic to shed 600,000 particles per liter. Matt Simon, Wired, "Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day," 19 Oct. 2020 In this case, the room temperature is the one set by a stingy family member: just a shade under 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "In a Monumental First, Scientists Discover a Room-Temperature Superconductor," 15 Oct. 2020 Stir in the pecans and let the pecan pie filling cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Hand Pies," 14 Oct. 2020 Garnish with the sprig of thyme and serve warm or at room temperature. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Recipe: Rustic Apple, Shallot and Manchego Tart," 14 Oct. 2020 Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 1 week. Torie Cox, Country Living, "Cranberry Pâte de Fruit," 14 Oct. 2020 The new room temperature superconductor only works at a pressure equivalent to about three-quarters of that at the center of Earth. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "After decades, room temperature superconductivity achieved," 14 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Shkodriani has received a $250 gift card offered by the company for tenants who chose to room with someone in the hotel. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, "Six weeks after scheduled move-in date, Towson student housing complex still not fit for occupancy," 1 Oct. 2020 The tables were sticky and the ladies room down some rickety stairs, dimly lit, and felt like the size of a postage stamp. Kate Stone Lombardi, Good Housekeeping, "Wedding Dress Shopping Was a Magical Mother-Daughter Moment — Now the Wedding Is Postponed," 25 June 2020 This has the effect of increasing the thermal contact between the air and the much warmer processor to help bring it closer to room temperature. Rhett Allain, Wired, "The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think," 14 May 2020 Walker said nurses are staying in hotels — including one that is charging just $35 a day — or rooming with other nurses to protect their families. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Retiring nurse in Detroit dies; health care workers express widespread fears," 2 Apr. 2020 There’s no need to bring them to room temperature before assembling the crostata. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "This easy pumpkin tart is spiffy enough for a vegetarian Thanksgiving main," 10 Nov. 2019 Cal Quantrill roomed with Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer this spring. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cal Quantrill earns first '18 win with Missions," 17 Apr. 2018 That group includes families with small children who are allowed to room together. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "Coronavirus is confirmed in patient under quarantine at Lackland," 13 Feb. 2020 Lambert was a fellow Wings draft pick of Yzerman in 1983, and the two used to room together in an apartment on Detroit’s riverfront as rookies. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "How does Gerard Gallant's firing affect Yzerman, Blashill and the Detroit Red Wings?," 15 Jan. 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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Time Traveler for room

Time Traveler

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

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Last Updated

27 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/room. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for room

room

noun
How to pronounce room (audio) How to pronounce room (audio)

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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