room


room
[[t]ru͟ːm, r'ʊm[/t]]
rooms, rooming, roomed
1) N-COUNT A room is one of the separate sections or parts of the inside of a building. Rooms have their own walls, ceilings, floors, and doors, and are usually used for particular activities. You can refer to all the people who are in a room as the room.

A minute later he excused himself and left the room...

Downstairs are two small rooms: a kitchen and a sitting room...

The largest conference room could seat 5,000 people...

The whole room roared with laughter.

2) N-COUNT: poss N If you talk about your room, you are referring to the room that you alone use, especially your bedroom at home or your office at work.

If you're running upstairs, go to my room and bring down my sweater, please.

3) N-COUNT A room is a bedroom in a hotel.

Toni booked a room in an hotel not far from Arzfeld.

4) VERB If you room with someone, you share a rented room, apartment, or house with them, for example when you are a student. [AM]

[V with n] I had roomed with him in New Haven when we were both at Yale Law School. [Also V together]

5) N-UNCOUNT If there is room somewhere, there is enough empty space there for people or things to be fitted in, or for people to move freely or do what they want to.
See also , standing room

There is usually room to accommodate up to 80 visitors...

There wasn't enough room in the baggage compartment for all the gear...

The old artist's studio is a brilliant place for a party with a high ceiling and plenty of room.

6) N-UNCOUNT: usu N for n If there is room for a particular kind of behaviour or action, people are able to behave in that way or to take that action.

The intensity of the work left little room for personal grief or anxiety...

Once the plaster was dry there was no room for correction...

There's lots of room to express yourself creatively.

7) PHRASE: PHR after v, poss PHR, with PHR If you have room for manoeuvre, you have the opportunity to change your plans if it becomes necessary or desirable.

With an election looming, he has little room for manoeuvre.

to give something houseroomsee houseroom

English dictionary. 2008.

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