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 The Cloud buses offers a quiet, zero emissions ride with WiFi and more seating and standing room than the City’s last buses. Ashley Miznazi, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 Those who made it to their seats or standing room areas in time for the openers’ dozen-song set – mostly pulled from Last Splash, which the band did a 30th-anniversary tour for last year – were polite and respectful, but hardly visceral or effusive in response. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 9 Apr. 2024 Tickets As of Monday morning, only singles and standing room tickets remain for the opener remain. David Ammenheuser, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024 That includes seats, the lawn behind the center field and standing room. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 One of outdoor terraces directly overlooks Neptune Park and is furnished with casual seating, generous standing room, and numerous fire pits. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Both May Festival performances at Music Hall were sold out, standing room only. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 14 Jan. 2024 For its part, Femme is often so packed that there’s only standing room. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Bon Appétit, 17 Nov. 2023 General admission tickets with access to the first deck are priced at $50 per person (standing room only). Amanda Mesa, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of standing room was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Standing room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

standing room

: space available for spectators or passengers to stand in after all seats are filled
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