Room Room, a. [AS. r[=u]m.] Spacious; roomy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

No roomer harbour in the place. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Room — (r[=oo]m), n. [OE. roum, rum, space, AS. r[=u]m; akin to OS., OFries. & Icel. r[=u]m, D. ruim, G. raum, OHG. r[=u]m, Sw. & Dan. rum, Goth. r[=u]ms, and to AS. r[=u]m, adj., spacious, D. ruim, Icel. r[=u]mr, Goth. r[=u]ms; and prob. to L. rus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • room — n 1 Room, chamber, apartment all denote space in a building enclosed or set apart by a partition. Room is the word in ordinary use. Chamber is somewhat elevated; it is used chiefly of a private room, especially of a bedroom on an upper floor… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • room — [ro͞om, room] n. [ME roum < OE rum, akin to ON, OHG < IE base * rewe , to open, room > L rus, land] 1. space, esp. enough space, to contain something or in which to do something [room for one more, room to move around in] 2. suitable… …   English World dictionary

  • room — ► NOUN 1) space viewed in terms of its capacity to accommodate contents or allow action: there was no room to move. 2) opportunity or scope: room for improvement. 3) a part of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling. 4) (rooms) a set of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Room — Room, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rooming}.] To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • room — [n1] space, range allowance, area, capacity, chance, clearance, compass, elbowroom, expanse, extent, latitude, leeway, license, margin, occasion, opening, opportunity, place, play, range, reach, rein, rope, scope, sway, sweep, territory, vastness …   New thesaurus

  • Room — (engl., spr. rūm), Zimmer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • room — index capacity (maximum), chamber (compartment), coverage (scope), dwell (reside), freedom …   Law dictionary

  • room — rüm, ru̇m n a partitioned part of the inside of a hospital esp a space for lodging patients * * * (r m) an enclosed place in a building, set apart for specific purposes such as the performance of procedures …   Medical dictionary

  • room — is pronounced with either a long or a short vowel sound, but the longer is more common …   Modern English usage

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