Meaning of ROOM in English
/ ruːm; NAmE ; rʊm/ noun , verb
[ C ] a part of a building that has its own walls, floor and ceiling and is usually used for a particular purpose :
He walked out of the room and slammed the door.
They were in the next room and we could hear every word they said.
a dining / living / sitting room
They had to sit in the waiting room for an hour.
I think Simon is in his room (= bedroom) .
I don't want to watch television. I'll be in the other room (= a different room) .
HELP NOTE : There are many compounds ending in room . You will find them at their place in the alphabet.
-ROOMED / -ROOM
(in adjectives) having the number of rooms mentioned :
a three-roomed / three-room apartment
[ C ] a bedroom in a hotel, etc. :
a double / single room
I'd like to book a room with a view of the lake.
She lets out rooms to students.
PLACE TO LIVE
rooms [ pl. ] ( old-fashioned , BrE ) a set of two or more rooms that you rent to live in
SYN lodgings :
They lived in rooms in Kensington.
[ U ] room (for sb/sth) | room (to do sth) empty space that can be used for a particular purpose :
Is there enough room for me in the car?
There's room for one more at the table.
Do you have room for a computer on your desk?
Yes, there's plenty of room .
I'll move the table—it takes up too much room .
How can we make room for all the furniture?
Make sure you have plenty of room to sit comfortably.
—see also elbow room , headroom , houseroom , legroom , standing room
[ U ] room for sth the possibility of sth existing or happening; the opportunity to do sth :
He had to be certain. There could be no room for doubt .
There's some room for improvement in your work (= it is not as good as it could be) .
It is important to give children room to think for themselves.
[ sing. ] all the people in a room :
The whole room burst into applause.
- no room to swing a cat
—more at manoeuvre noun , smoke noun
[ v ] ( NAmE ) room (with sb) | room (together) to rent a room somewhere; to share a rented room or flat / apartment with sb :
She and Nancy roomed together at college.
Old English rūm , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ruim , German Raum .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005