standing room
noun Date: 1603 space for standing; especially accommodation available for spectators or passengers after all seats are filled

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • standing room — standing ,room noun uncount space where people can stand to watch a performance or sports event, or when traveling on a bus or train: standing room only (=no more seats available): It was standing room only with the hall packed to capacity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standing room — n [U] space for standing in a theatre, sports ground etc ▪ There was standing room only (=no seats were left) in the courthouse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • standing room — n. room in which to stand, esp. when there are no vacant seats, as in a theater …   English World dictionary

  • standing room — noun room for passengers or spectators to stand there was standing room for thousands more people • Hypernyms: ↑room, ↑way, ↑elbow room • Part Holonyms: ↑theater, ↑theatre, ↑house, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • standing room — N UNCOUNT Standing room is space in a room or bus, where people can stand when all the seats have been occupied. The place quickly fills up so it s soon standing room only …   English dictionary

  • standing room — UK / US noun [uncountable] space where people can stand to watch a performance or sports event, or when travelling on a bus or train standing room only (= no more seats available): It was standing room only with the hall packed to capacity …   English dictionary

  • standing room — noun (U) space for standing in a theatre, sports ground etc: standing room only (=no seats are left) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • standing-room — See standing room. * * * …   Universalium

  • standing room — /ˈstændɪŋ rum/ (say standing roohm) noun 1. room or space in which to stand. 2. accommodation for standing only, as in a theatre where all the seats have been taken …   Australian English dictionary

  • standing-room — standˈing room noun Room for standing, without a seat • • • Main Entry: ↑stand …   Useful english dictionary

  • standing room — stand′ing room n. 1) space in which to stand, as in a theater or stadium 2) accommodation for standing • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

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