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

  • n. A house where lodgers may rent rooms.

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  • n. A house which lets out furnished apartments.

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

  • n. a house where rooms are rented


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  • The weapon was immediately recovered, a Remington Model 760, coincidentally the weapon of choice for Marine snipers in Khe Sanh, who routinely attempted head shots at fifteen times the distance between King's balcony and the rooming house bathroom.


  • Walt returns to the rooming house first, at twilight because his silver jewelry business in Mallory Square grinds to a halt after dark.

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  • There was a 205-foot clear shot from the bathroom of a nearby rooming house to King's motel room balcony.


  • A man named John Willard checked into the rooming house the same morning King checked into the Lorraine.


  • My father used to theorize that the staircase dated back to the early 1900s, when our house was a rooming house for college girls, and the housemother might have been too deaf to hear the girls sneaking out at night.

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