Elbowroom
Elbowroom El"bow*room`, n. Room to extend the elbows on each side; ample room for motion or action; free scope. ``My soul hath elbowroom.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Then came a stretch of grass and a little more elbowroom. --W. G. Norris. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • elbowroom — index margin (spare amount) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • elbowroom — *room, berth, play, leeway, margin, clearance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • elbowroom — [el′bō ro͞om΄] n. room enough to move or work in; ample space or scope …   English World dictionary

  • elbowroom — n. 1) to give smb. elbowroom 2) elbowroom for * * * to give smb. elbowroom elbowroom for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • elbowroom — ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : ample room for moving the elbows freely stepped back to give them elbowroom John Fountain b. : adequate space for comfortable existence or development : sufficient room for work or operation this plane needs… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elbowroom — /el boh roohm , room /, n. 1. ample room; space in which to move freely. 2. scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom. [1530 40; ELBOW + ROOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • elbowroom — noun a) Sufficient space to have freedom of movement b) Sufficient latitude to modify something; latitude or margin …   Wiktionary

  • elbowroom — Synonyms and related words: air space, ample scope, blank check, carte blanche, clearance, field, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, full scope, full swing, headroom, latitude, leeway, long rope, maneuvering space, margin, no holds… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • elbowroom — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. room, scope, latitude, breathing space; see extent , leeway . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Ease of or space for movement: freedom, play. See TIGHTEN. 2. Suitable opportunity to accept or allow something: latitude,… …   English dictionary for students

  • elbowroom — el·bow·room || elbəʊrÊŠm n. enough room, adequate space in which to move …   English contemporary dictionary

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