noun Date: 1582 space for accommodation in or as if in a house <
given houseroom by a family all too eager to have a celebrity in their midst — Walter Kerr

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Houseroom — House room , n. Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • houseroom — [hous′ro͞om΄] n. room or available space in a house; accommodation …   English World dictionary

  • houseroom — UK [ˈhaʊsˌruːm] / US [ˈhaʊsˌrum] / US [ˈhaʊsˌrʊm] noun give something/someone houseroom spoken to keep something or allow something or someone to stay in your house Their sofa is horrible – I wouldn t give it houseroom! …   English dictionary

  • houseroom — house|room [ˈhausru:m, rum] n [U] BrE 1.) space in a house for a person or thing 2.) not give sth houseroom informal used to emphasize that you do not like something and do not want it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseroom — [[t]ha͟ʊsruːm[/t]] also house room PHRASE: V inflects, with brd neg (emphasis) If you say that you wouldn t give something houseroom, you are emphasizing that you do not want it or do not like it at all. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • houseroom — noun space in one s house. Phrases not give something houseroom Brit. be unwilling to have or consider something …   English new terms dictionary

  • houseroom — noun (U) especially BrE 1 not give sth houseroom to not like something and not want it 2 space in a house for a person or thing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseroom — n. space or accommodation in one s house. Phrases and idioms: not give houseroom to not have in any circumstances …   Useful english dictionary

  • houseroom — /hows roohm , room /, n. lodging or accommodation in a house. [1580 90; HOUSE + ROOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • houseroom — house•room [[t]ˈhaʊsˌrum, ˌrʊm[/t]] n. lodging in a house …   From formal English to slang

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