Meaning of ROOM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ru:m, rʊm ]

( rooms, rooming, roomed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A room is one of the separate sections or parts of the inside of a building. Rooms have their own walls, ceilings, floors, and doors, and are usually used for particular activities. You can refer to all the people who are in a room as the room .

A minute later he excused himself and left the room...

The whole room roared with laughter.



If you talk about your room , you are referring to the room that you alone use, especially your bedroom at home or your office at work.

If you’re running upstairs, go to my room and bring down my sweater, please.

N-COUNT : poss N


A room is a bedroom in a hotel.

Toni booked a room in an hotel not far from Arzfeld.



If you room with someone, you share a rented room, apartment, or house with them, for example when you are a student. ( AM )

I had roomed with him in New Haven when we were both at Yale Law School.

VERB : V with n , also V together


If there is room somewhere, there is enough empty space there for people or things to be fitted in, or for people to move freely or do what they want to.

There is usually room to accommodate up to 80 visitors...


see also leg room , standing room


If there is room for a particular kind of behaviour or action, people are able to behave in that way or to take that action.

The intensity of the work left little room for personal grief or anxiety...

N-UNCOUNT : usu N for n


If you have room for manoeuvre , you have the opportunity to change your plans if it becomes necessary or desirable.

With an election looming, he has little room for manoeuvre.

PHRASE : PHR after v , poss PHR , with PHR


to give something houseroom: see houseroom

see also changing room , chat room , common room , consulting room , dining room , drawing room , dressing room , elbow room , emergency room , ladies’ room , leg room , living room , locker room , men’s room , morning room , powder room , reading room , reception room , rest room , spare room , standing room

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