Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Space or accommodation in or as if in a house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Room or place in a house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Room or place in a house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Room or accommodation in a house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. space for accommodation in a house

Etymologies

house +‎ room (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Guys, are you sure you want to continue giving that guy houseroom on your site?

    MIND MELD: Books That Hold Special Places in Our Hearts and On Our Shelves

  • I think the concept is sound once you start accounting for things, you really need to justify giving them houseroom.

    kicking the stuffing out

  • Lewis's gentle destruction by a mere female provides some sort of justification for Channel 4 having provided him with a platform for his bragging, but I find it depressing that media people give the man houseroom.

    Ray Lewis and the 'bollocks' industry

  • Capital, thinks I, there'll be no reason to offer us houseroom, and we can scuttle back to Ischl and let the Holnup have a free run, but Willem had the answer to that, rot him.

    Watershed

  • But that ubiquitous bathroom standby -- the lowly toothbrush -- is likely giving houseroom to some pretty nasty inhabitants.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • As a diehard no-baby-books Dad, I have to say that “Toddler Taming” is the ONLY publication that I gave houseroom to, and my friend is finding it equally useful with her 1-year-old.

    the counting game

  • A penny is likewise easily spent, but victuals, if they are unprepared, require houseroom, and fire, and utensils, which the beggar knows not where to find.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • Arjasp granted his request, and gave unto him houseroom, and bade him barter his wares in safety.

    The Epic of Kings

  • -- Let it stay, however, 'said she; ` give it houseroom till Colonel Campbell comes back.

    Emma

  • William gave houseroom to the pair of them, and Margaret cared for the baby like her own child, and when the mother died they simply kept the girl.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.