standing room


Definition of standing room

: space for standing especially : accommodation available for spectators or passengers after all seats are filled

Examples of standing room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tuesday night, parents piled into a standing room only Fort Worth ISD special meeting called to consider legal action related to Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2021 Last year, the 750-capacity Christ Church was standing room only. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, 17 Aug. 2021 There will be formal standing room areas for 2,000 people to reach the facility’s capacity of 35,000. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Aug. 2021 Additionally, much like protocol for Lollapalooza, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required for those with tickets for the track grandstand (standing room only) events. Mariah Rush,, 11 Aug. 2021 Fans also have the opportunity to experience Miller Lite Landing, which has a bar, standing room and seats. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2021 Stack them like firewood or standing room only, if need be. Colson Whitehead, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 The general admission and standing room only show starts at 7:30 p.m. Olivia Green,, 14 July 2021 In a hall with 18,000 seats, there was standing room only., 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of standing room

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standing room was in 1603

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9 Sep 2021

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“Standing room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of standing room

: space available for people to stand after all seats are filled


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