Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An adjoining room or apartment; a side room.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A private room or apartment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adjoining room or apartment; a side room.

Etymologies

From by- +‎ room. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Glendale is the suburb of Phoenix, and for a short time police put the hospital on lockdown as they searched room - by-room for this man.

    CNN Transcript Nov 17, 2007

  • K. BONDY (voice-over): Capturing pictures of my belongings for the insurance company, as a small army of workers braving almost two months of mold and foul water left by K.trina, removed it all, room - by-room.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2005

  • But, Ned, to drive away the time till Falstaff come, I prithee, do thou stand in some by-room, while I question my puny drawer to what end he gave me the sugar; and do thou never leave calling “Francis,” that his tale to me may be nothing but “Anon.”

    The first part of King Henry the Fourth

  • But, Ned, to drive away the time till Falstaff come, I prithee do thou stand in some by-room, while I question my puny drawer to what end he gave me the sugar; and do thou never leave calling ‘Francis!

    Act II. Scene IV. The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

  • To drive away the time till Falstaff comes, I prithee, do thou stand in some by-room, while I question my puny drawer to what end he gave me the Sugar.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • When they reached the ground-floor, he led George into a by-room which looked like an armory, so filled was it with arms of all kinds and nations.

    Secret des Champdoce. English

  • But, Ned, to drive away the time till Falstaff come, I prithee, do thou stand in some by-room, while I question my puny drawer to what end he gave me the sugar; and do thou never leave calling 'Francis,' that his tale to me may be nothing but 'Anon.'

    The First Part of King Henry IV

  • 'tis in private and a by-room, and on condition not to know them before company.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

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