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  1. room
    IPA[ro͞om]
  2. noun

    • 1. space that can be occupied or where something can be done, especially viewed in terms of whether there is enough:

      there's only room for a single bed in there she was trapped without room to move
    • 2. opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done, especially without causing trouble or damage:

      there is room for improvement there is plenty of room for disagreement in this controversial area
    • 3. a part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling:

      he wandered from room to room
      Synonym : chamber
    • 4. the people present in a room:

      the whole room burst into an uproar of approval
    • 5. a set of rooms, typically rented, in which a person, couple, or family live:

      my rooms at Mrs. Jenks's house
      Synonym : lodgings, quarters, accommodation, a place, a place to stay, a billet, suite, apartments, digs, abode

    verb

    • 1. share a room or house or apartment, especially a rented one at a college or similar institution:

      I was rooming with my cousin
    • 2. provide with a shared room or lodging:

      they roomed us together
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: room, plural noun: rooms

    • noun

      space that can be occupied or where something can be done:

      opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done:

    • verb

      share a room, house, or flat, especially a rented one at a college or similar institution:

      provide with a shared room or lodging:

    • noun

      a room in a large private house in which guests can be received and entertained.

      a private compartment in a train, typically one that accommodates two or three people.

    • adjective

      consciously refined, lighthearted, and elegant:

      (of a song or play) characterized by a polite observance of social proprieties:

    • noun

      a room, building, or compartment in which pumps are housed or from which they are controlled.

      a room at a spa where medicinal water is dispensed.

    • noun

      the part of a ship or building in which the engines are housed:

      the principal source of energy, activity, or strength in a particular context:

    • noun

      a room from which a war is directed.

      a room from which business or political strategy is planned.

    • noun

      a room in a building (typically in the basement) or a compartment in a ship containing a boiler and related heating or steam-generating equipment.

      a room used for intensive telephone selling:

    • noun

      sufficient room to move and breathe comfortably.

      breathing space.

    • noun

      a room containing lockers for the storage of personal belongings, especially in schools or gymnasiums.
    • adjective

      regarded as characteristic of or suited to a men's locker room, especially as being coarse or ribald:
    • noun

      a room in a public building, place of work, etc. in which people can relax and play games:

      another term for rec room

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