rooming house

room·​ing house | \ ˈrü-miŋ- How to pronounce rooming house (audio) , ˈru̇-\

Definition of rooming house

: a house where lodgings are provided for rent

Examples of rooming house in a Sentence

After losing his job, he moved to a cheap rooming house.

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Living in cheap hotels and rooming houses South of Market or in the Tenderloin, these itinerant workers came and went with the seasons, sometimes returning to the same hotels for 50 years. Gary Kamiya,, "Don’t call them bums: Hobos once filled the South of Market," 26 July 2019 Domingo took us to his home, a two-room house on the top of a hill. David Begnaud, CBS News, ""People in Puerto Rico are suffering": La Cordillera Central has been begging for help since Maria hit," 26 July 2019 As musical tastes have shifted, elrow is also capitalizing on a growing thirst for underground music that Las Vegas, in particular, is turning to, as casino owners re-program nightclubs away from once-trendy progressive and big room house sounds. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Spanish Party Company Elrow Pushes the Limits of EDM by Leaning on the Absurd," 10 July 2019 Another room houses a LightStim LED bed, which is designed to boost collagen production and circulation while decreasing inflammation in just 40 minutes. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Facialist Shani Darden Opens First Flagship Skin-Care Studio," 7 June 2019 His work as an electrician there afforded his family back home a decent three-room house, a luxury for many in the community. Lauren Bohn, Marie Claire, "Who Killed Claudia Gomez?," 2 May 2019 The vaulted living room housed a fifteen-foot Christmas tree every year. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "You Could Live Here Alone Forever," 11 Jan. 2017 Those killed on the ground are in a rooming house at 961 Harney St. Investigators trace the accident to the use of wrong fuel. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Homelessness is up in Ballard, your ballot is on the way, and Russian spy intrigue | Thursday Morning Brief, July 19," 19 July 2018 Most probably stayed in the cramped rooming houses that once dominated the city, said Wildwood Historical Society president Al Brannen. Avalon R. Zoppo,, "Senior Week in Wildwood: A money-making machine that residents love to hate," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of rooming house

1873, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rooming house

US : a house where rooms with furniture are rented to people to live in

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Kids Definition of rooming house

: a house having furnished rooms for rent to lodgers

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