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NOUN (4)

1. an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling;
- Example: "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

2. space for movement;
- Example: "room to pass"
- Example: "make way for"
- Example: "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
[syn: room, way, elbow room]

3. opportunity for;
- Example: "room for improvement"

4. the people who are present in a room;
- Example: "the whole room was cheering"


VERB (1)

1. live and take one's meals at or in;
- Example: "she rooms in an old boarding house"
[syn: board, room]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Room \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 country (cf. Rural), Zend rava[.n]h wide, free, open, ravan a plain.] 1. Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room. [1913 Webster] Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. --Luke xiv. 22. [1913 Webster] There was no room for them in the inn. --Luke ii. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat. [1913 Webster] If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse. --Overbury. [1913 Webster] When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room. --Luke xiv. 8. [1913 Webster] 3. Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber. [1913 Webster] I found the prince in the next room. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod. --Matt. ii. 22. [1913 Webster] Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] Let Bianca take her sister's room. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope. [1913 Webster] There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Room and space (Shipbuilding), the distance from one side of a rib to the corresponding side of the next rib; space being the distance between two ribs, in the clear, and room the width of a rib. To give room, to withdraw; to leave or provide space unoccupied for others to pass or to be seated. To make room, to open a space, way, or passage; to remove obstructions; to give room. [1913 Webster] Make room, and let him stand before our face. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Space; compass; scope; latitude. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Room \Room\, a. [AS. r[=u]m.] Spacious; roomy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] No roomer harbour in the place. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

room n 1: an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view" 2: space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around" [syn: room, way, elbow room] 3: opportunity for; "room for improvement" 4: the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering" v 1: live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house" [syn: board, room]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "room": a leg up, abide, accommodation, accommodations, air space, allowance, ample scope, apartment, area, bed, berth, billet, blank check, board, bunk, burden, caesura, capacity, carte blanche, cell, chamber, chambers, chance, clear stage, clearance, cohabit, compartment, content, cordage, cubicle, diggings, digs, discontinuity, distance between, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, double space, dwell, dwelling, elbowroom, em space, en space, extent, fair field, fair game, field, flat, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freeboard, full scope, full swing, hair space, half space, hang out, harbor, headroom, hiatus, house, housing, hut, inhabit, interim, intermediate space, interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, jump, lacuna, latitude, leap, leeway, liberty, license, limit, live, living quarters, lodge, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, long rope, maneuvering space, margin, measure, nest, no holds barred, occasion, occupy, office, open space, opening, opportunism, opportunity, perch, place, play, poundage, put up, quantity, quarter, quarters, range, rein, remain, rental, reside, room to spare, rooms, roost, rope, scope, sea room, shelter, single space, sleeping place, space, space between, spare room, squat, stable, stay, stepping-stone, stowage, suite, sway, swing, tenant, tenement, time, time interval, tolerance, tonnage, volume, way, wide berth
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

channel chat room room (Or "chat room", "room", depending on the system in question) The basic unit of group discussion in chat systems like IRC. Once one joins a channel, everything one types is read by others on that channel. Channels can either be named with numbers or with strings that begin with a "#" sign and can have topic descriptions (which are generally irrelevant to the actual subject of discussion). Some notable channels are "#initgame", "#hottub" and "#report". At times of international crisis, "#report" has hundreds of members, some of whom take turns listening to various news services and typing in summaries of the news, or in some cases, giving first-hand accounts of the action (e.g. Scud missile attacks in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War in 1991). [Jargon File] (1998-01-25)