Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Room or accommodation in a house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Room or place in a house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Room or place in a house.

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

  • noun space for accommodation in a house

Etymologies

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house +‎ room

Examples

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

    Archive 2009-03-01

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

    kicking the stuffing out

  • 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

  • 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

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