[ 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 '' .
area kitchen court bedroom living_room anteroom barroom dressing_room hall dining_room study bathroom classroom ballroom test_room library toilet locker_room manor_hall shower_room chamber reception_room conference_room compartment showroom cardroom sickroom reading_room storeroom steam_bath greenroom television_room squadroom sickbay smoking_room door squadroom durbar cell sun_parlor engineering checkroom floor furnace_room belfry back_room cubiculum gallery gallery clean_room squad_room guardroom cloakroom billiard_room hospital_room closet lawcourt clubroom boardroom war_room walk-in lounge rathole presence_chamber poolroom control_room recreation_room rotunda cutting_room cubby scullery sewing_room surgery darkroom shipping_room den cell torture_chamber anechoic_chamber vestry workroom squad_room building wall floor ceiling room_light
[ noun ] space for movement
"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 '' .
[ verb ] (housing,food) live and take one's meals at or in
"she rooms in an old boarding house"
Used in print("Sports"...)
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 .
[ 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"