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room

room

 
 
pronunciation:
rum [or] rUm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: space that is occupied or available for occupation.
plenty of room for dancing
synonyms:
place, space
similar words:
cabin
definition 2: a subsection of a building separated from similar sections by walls or partitions.
synonyms:
chamber
similar words:
compartment, ward
definition 3: the people present in a room of a building.
definition 4: (pl.) living quarters; lodgings.
synonyms:
apartment, flat, lodgings, pad, place, quarters, rental
definition 5: scope.
There's no room for laziness in this business.
synonyms:
elbowroom, latitude, leeway, play
similar words:
scope
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: roomed, rooming, rooms
definition: to live in a room or living quarters; lodge.
synonyms:
bunk, lodge, quarter, rent, sojourn, stay, tenant
similar words:
abide, dwell, live, reside
Word History
In Old English, the word rum meant "space" or "enough space."
Word Builder: kinds of rooms
  • bathroom:
    a room where people wash and use the toilet.
  • bedroom:
    a room where people sleep and keep their clothing.
  • dining room:
    a room where people sit and eat a meal at a table.
  • laundry room:
    a room where people do laundry.
  • living room:
    a room where people sit and relax.
  • store room:
    a room where people store things.
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broader category that includes rooms
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some things used in making rooms