room has definitions from the fields of housing,food
[ noun ] an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling


"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Only_too often , however , you have the feeling that you are sitting in a room with some of the instruments lined_up on one wall to your left and others facing them on the wall to your right .

They are definitely in the same room with you , but your head starts to swing as though you were sitting on the very edge of a tennis_court watching a spirited volley .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Follow this by crossing from one corner of the room to the other on_all_fours , kicking as high as possible .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Makes drawings and plans of rooms showing placement of furniture , floor_coverings , wall decorations , and determines color_schemes .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Emerson , in his lecture , refers to the `` startling experience which almost every person confesses in daylight , that particular passages of conversation and action have occurred to him in the same order before , whether dreaming or waking , a suspicion that they have been with precisely these persons in precisely this room , and heard precisely this dialogue , at some former hour , they know not when '' .

[ noun ] space for movement


way elbow_room


"room to pass" "make way for": "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Areas should be large enough to include the attractions , have ample space for the use of facilities needed , and have room around the edges to protect the values of the area from encroachment by private developments .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

These areas by_virtue_of their abrupt density of pattern , stated the literal surface with such new and superior force that the resulting contrast drove the simulated printing into a depth from which it could be rescued - and set to shuttling again - only by conventional perspective ; that_is , by being placed in such relation to the forms depicted within the illusion that these forms left no room for the typography except near the surface .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

From his room he could look out in springtime and see the couples hand_in_hand walking slowly , deliciously , across the campus , and he could smell the sweet vernal winds .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

Plenty of room there now .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

There was no room for company in the tiny Weaning_House ( where the Albright boys always took their brides , till they could get a house and a farm of their own ) .

[ noun ] opportunity for


"room for improvement"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

If so , it might be worth_while to assign a future jazz show to a different department - one with enough confidence in the musical material to cut_down on the number of performers and give them a_little room to display their talents .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Even here there is room for some variation , for metal surfaces vary in smoothness , absorptive capacity , and chemical reactivity .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

And so the authors conclude : `` The conduct of the patient in his every-day life and in his work , even more_than the foregoing facts [ mentioned above under 1 ] , leave positively no room for doubt that the sense_of_touch , in the ordinary sense of the word , was unaffected ; or , to put the same thing in physiological terms , that the performance capacity of the tactual apparatus , from the periphery up to the tactual centers in the brain , - that_is , from one end to the other - was unimpaired '' .

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[ verb ] (housing,food) live and take one's meals at or in




"she rooms in an old boarding house"

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The sluggers get_along so well in_fact , that with their families at_home for the summer ( Mantle 's in Dallas , Maris 's in Kansas_City ) , they are rooming together .

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dwell dining_table boarder

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16382
[ noun ] the people who are present in a room


"the whole room was cheering"

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