American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A space that is or may be occupied: That easy chair takes up too much room.
- n. An area separated by walls or partitions from other similar parts of the structure or building in which it is located: the first room on the left; an unpainted room.
- n. The people present in such an area: The whole room laughed.
- n. Living quarters; lodgings.
- n. Suitable opportunity; occasion.
- v. To occupy a room; lodge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wide; spacious; roomy.
- Far; at a distance; wide, in space or extent; in nautical use, off from the wind.
- n. Space; compass; extent of space, great or small: as, here is room enough for an army.
- n. Space or place unoccupied or unobstructed; place for reception of any thing or person; accommodation for entering or for moving about: as, to make room for a carriage to pass.
- n. Fit occasion; opportunity; freedom to admit or indulge: as, in this case there is no room for doubt or for argument.
- n. Place or station once occupied by another; stead, as in succession or substitution: as, one magistrate or king comes in the room of a former one.
- n. Any inclosure or division separated by partitions from other parts of a house or other structure; a chamber; an apartment; a compartment; a cabin, or the like: as, a drawing-room; a bedroom; a state-room in a ship; an engine-room in a factory; a harness-room in a stable.
- n. Particular place or station; a seat.
- n. A box or seat in a theater.
- n. Family; company.
- n. Office; post; position.
- n. A fishing-station; also, an establishment for curing fish.
- n. A heading or working-place in a coal-mine.
- n. The stomach: as, to fill the blubber-room (to take a hearty meal). [Whalers' slang.]
- n. Synonyms Capacity, scope, latitude, range, sweep, swing, play.
- To occupy a room or rooms; lodge: as, he rooms at No. 7.
- n. A deep-blue dye like indigo, obtained by maceration from the shrub Strobilanthes flaccidifolius (Ruellia indigotica, etc.); also, the plant itself, which is native and cultivated in India, Burma, and China.
- n. Dandruff.
- n. In coal-mining, a breast; a chamber.
- n. In salt-making, one of the large stationary pans in which the brine from a salt-well is placed to allow the water to evaporate. The brine goes first to a deep-room, about 12 to 14 inches deep; from that to a lime-room, about 6 inches deep; and from that to a salt-room, about 6 inches deep, from which it is harvested. These rooms are covered over by movable covers during rainy weather.
Sci. Amer. Sup., Oct. 3, 1903, p. 23198.
- n. In wood ship-building, the empty space between two adjacent frames of a wooden ship.
- adj. Wide; spacious; roomy.
- adv. Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.
- adv. nautical Off from the wind.
- n. countable With possessive pronoun: one's bedroom.
- v. To reside, especially as a boarder or tenant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small
- n. A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
- n. Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
- n. obsolete Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated.
- n. Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion.
- v. To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge.
- adj. obsolete Spacious; roomy.
- v. live and take one's meals at or in
- n. the people who are present in a room
- n. opportunity for
- n. space for movement
- n. an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
- From Middle English roum, from Old English rūm ("room, space"), from Proto-Germanic *rūman (“room”), from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ- (“free space”). Cognate with Dutch ruim ("space"), German Raum ("space, interior space"), Danish rum ("space, locality"), Norwegian rom ("space"), Swedish rum ("space, location"), Latin rūs ("country, field, farm"). More at rural. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English roum, from Old English rūm; see reuə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In some hospitals it is customary to transport the woman from the labour room to a specific delivery room at the onset of the second stage.”
“Upstairs were the bedrooms; mother-and-fathers room the largest; a smaller room for one or two sons, another for one or two daughters; each of these rooms containing a double bed, a washstand, a bureau, a wardrobe, a little table, a rocking-chair, and often a chair or two that had been slightly damaged downstairs, but not enough to justify either the expense of repair or decisive abandonment in the attic.”
“Still surveying the room, she moves here and there, and, her eyes lighting on the box of flowers, she goes to the door of_ VIDA'S _room and speaks to her.”
“***duz teh kwazee kitteh mad dash frum room to room****”
“* doctors come running withh a bed and take nick to a room and joe selena and demi go to the waiting room*”
“See ge-risne. ge-rȳman, w. v.: 1) _to make room for, prepare, provide room_: pret. pl.”
“See ge-risne. ge-rýman, w. v.: 1) _to make room for, prepare, provide room_: pret. pl.”
“Fifteen booths were arranged around the sides of the hall, with a five-foot aisle between the booths and the partition separating the main room from the veranda.”
“Bisecting the main room is a floor-to-ceiling femur from a prison production of "King Kong" (bought secondhand) which stands against the wall.”
“When you gaze out from its exquisite Great Gallery, over ornate gardens with real grass, framed by the Alps that loom brown, mauve and white in the distance, the phrase "room with a view" takes on a whole new meaning.”
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