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 But the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium seats 80,000 with space for more than 100,000 including standing room. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Cowboys to limit stadium capacity to 25% for home opener vs. Falcons, Mike McCarthy says," 16 Sep. 2020 Businesses also must eliminate standing room where customers congregate, and can't seat parties of more than 10. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "2 Scottsdale bars' liquor licenses suspended over new COVID rules," 30 Aug. 2020 The Pit in Yuma Built in 1958, this classic has a capacity of around 900 and is stuffed to standing room-only during basketball games. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Ranking the top 20 high school sports venues in Colorado," 28 June 2020 Balcony Ballroom had calculated its capacity by taking its standing room capacity and cutting it in half. Michael Isaac Stein,, "The Balcony has held big wedding receptions amid coronavirus. This politician asked the state to let them continue.," 18 Aug. 2020 The first county Democratic Party meeting after Trump’s election was standing room only. Kat Stafford,, "‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight," 11 Aug. 2020 The Rooftop, which opened in 2014, eliminated about 3,500 seats in the upper deck of right field in favor of a two-tiered, standing room area. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies Insider: The “Rooftop Ballpark Pass” is back for LoDo’s social baseball butterflies," 28 Feb. 2020 Businesses will not permit standing room at bars, and waiters will have to abide by hygiene measures such as wearing masks on the job. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Stay-at-home orders give way to curfews," 3 June 2020 But a year after standing room-only crowds watched Olympic hopefuls win state championships, the stadium will sit empty now that the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of all spring sports in Texas. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "The 2020 UIL track and field state meet had the potential to be historically spectacular," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of standing room

1603, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Standing room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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