Definition of Room

1. Noun. An area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling. "The rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

Specialized synonyms: Anechoic Chamber, Antechamber, Anteroom, Entrance Hall, Foyer, Hall, Lobby, Vestibule, Back Room, Ballroom, Dance Hall, Dance Palace, Bar, Barroom, Ginmill, Saloon, Taproom, Bath, Bathroom, Bedchamber, Bedroom, Chamber, Sleeping Accommodation, Sleeping Room, Belfry, Billiard Hall, Billiard Parlor, Billiard Parlour, Billiard Room, Billiard Saloon, Boardroom, Council Chamber, Cardroom, Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell, Cell, Cubicle, Chamber, Checkroom, Left-luggage Office, Classroom, Schoolroom, Clean Room, White Room, Cloakroom, Coatroom, Closet, Clubroom, Compartment, Conference Room, Control Room, Court, Courtroom, Cubby, Cubbyhole, Snug, Snuggery, Cutting Room, Darkroom, Den, Dinette, Dining Room, Dining-room, Door, Dressing Room, Durbar, Engine Room, Engineering, Floor, Trading Floor, Furnace Room, Gallery, Art Gallery, Gallery, Picture Gallery, Greenroom, Guardroom, Hall, Hospital Room, Kitchen, Library, Front Room, Living Room, Living-room, Parlor, Parlour, Sitting Room, Locker Room, Lounge, Waiting Area, Waiting Room, Hall, Manor Hall, Poolroom, Presence Chamber, Rathole, Reading Room, Reception Room, Rec Room, Recreation Room, Rotunda, Scriptorium, Scullery, Sewing Room, Shipping Room, Shower Room, Sick Berth, Sickbay, Sickroom, Smoking Room, Squad Room, Squad Room, Steam Bath, Steam Room, Vapor Bath, Vapour Bath, Storage Room, Storeroom, Stowage, Study, Solarium, Sun Lounge, Sun Parlor, Sun Parlour, Sun Porch, Sunporch, Sunroom, Surgery, Television Room, Tv Room, Test Room, Testing Room, Bathroom, Can, John, Lav, Lavatory, Privy, Toilet, Torture Chamber, Sacristy, Vestry, Walk-in, War Room, Workroom
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: Building, Edifice
Terms within: Ceiling, Floor, Flooring, Room Light, Wall
Derivative terms: Roomette

2. Verb. Live and take one's meals at or in. "She rooms in an old boarding house"
Exact synonyms: Board
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Derivative terms: Board, Board, Boarder, Roomer

3. Noun. Space for movement. "Hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

4. Noun. Opportunity for. "Room for improvement"
Generic synonyms: Chance, Opportunity

5. Noun. The people who are present in a room. "The whole room was cheering"
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering

Definition of Room

1. n. Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room.

2. v. i. To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together.

3. a. Spacious; roomy.

Definition of Room

1. Adjective. (dialectal or obsolete) Wide; spacious; roomy. ¹

2. Adverb. (dialectal or obsolete) Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent. ¹

3. Adverb. (nautical) Off from the wind. ¹

4. Noun. (rare) Opportunity or scope (to do something). (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Space ''for'' something, or ''to'' carry out an activity. (defdate from 10th c.) (jump space s t) ¹

6. Noun. (archaic) A specific area of space. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) Sufficient space (term for) or (term to) ''do'' something. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) A space between the timbers of a ship's frame. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

9. Noun. A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling. (defdate from 15th c.) (jump part of a building s t) ¹

10. Noun. With possessive pronoun: one's bedroom. ¹

11. Noun. (in the plural) A set of rooms inhabited by someone; one's lodgings. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

12. Noun. (context: always singular) The people in a room. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

13. Noun. (mining) An area for working in a coal mine; also, in spelunking, a portion of a cave that is wider than a passage. (defdate from 17th c.) (jump part of a cave s) ¹

14. Noun. (Internet countable) A forum or chat room. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

15. Verb. To reside, especially as a boarder or tenant. ¹

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Definition of Room

1. to occupy a room (a walled space within a building) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Room

1. 1. Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room. "Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room." (Luke xiv. 22) "There was no room for them in the inn." (Luke II. 7) 2. A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat. "If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse." (Overbury) "When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room." (Luke xiv. 8) 3. Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber. "I found the prince in the next room." (Shak) 4. Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated. "When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod." (Matt. Ii. 22) "Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven." (Tyndale) "Let Bianca take her sister's room." (Shak) 5. Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope. "There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance." (Addison) Room and space, the distance from one side of a rib to the corresponding side of the next rib; space being the distance between two ribs, in the clear, and room the width of a rib. To give room, to withdraw; to leave or provide space unoccupied for others to pass or to be seated. To make room, to open a space, way, or passage; to remove obstructions; to give room. "Make room, and let him stand before our face." (Shak) Synonym: Space, compass, scope, latitude. Origin: OE. Roum, rum, space, AS. Rum; akin to OS, OFries. & Icel. Rum, D. Ruim, G. Raum, OHG. Rum, Sw. & Dan. Rum, Goth. Rums, and to AS. Rum, adj, spacious, D. Ruim, Icel. Rumr, Goth. Rums; and prob. To L. Rus country (cf. Rural), Zend rava

Lexicographical Neighbors of Room

room (current term)
room access
room and board
room clerk
room decorator
room for a pony
room in
room light
room rate
room service
room temperature
room together

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