Meaning of ROOM in English

ROOM

/ ruːm; NAmE ; rʊm/ noun , verb

■ noun

IN BUILDING

1.

[ 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

2.

(in adjectives) having the number of rooms mentioned :

a three-roomed / three-room apartment

IN HOTEL

3.

[ 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

4.

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.

SPACE

5.

[ 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

POSSIBILITY

6.

[ 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.

PEOPLE

7.

[ sing. ] all the people in a room :

The whole room burst into applause.

IDIOMS

- no room to swing a cat

—more at manoeuvre noun , smoke noun

■ verb

[ 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.

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English rūm , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ruim , German Raum .

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