room

room

[room, room]


–noun

1. a portion of space within a building or other structure, separated by walls or partitions from other parts: a dining room.
2. rooms, lodgings or quarters, as in a house or building.
3. the persons present in a room: The whole room laughed.
4. space or extent of space occupied by or available for something: The desk takes up too much room.
5. opportunity or scope for something: room for improvement; room for doubt.
6. status or a station in life considered as a place: He fought for room at the top.
7. capacity: Her brain had no room for trivia.

8. Mining. a working area cut between pillars.


–verb (used without object)

9. to occupy a room or rooms; lodge.
Origin:
bef. 900; ME roum(e), OE rūm; c. D ruim, G Raum
—Synonyms
5. provision, margin, allowance.
room. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved June 08, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/room
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