Meaning of ROOM in English

ROOM

/roohm, room/ , n.

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.

v.i.

9. to occupy a room or rooms; lodge.

[ bef. 900; ME roum ( e ), OE rum; c. D ruim, G Raum ]

Syn. 5. provision, margin, allowance.

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