room Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
- the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
noun space for movement
elbow room; way.
- room to pass
- make way for
- hardly enough elbow room to turn around
noun opportunity for
- room for improvement
noun the people who are present in a room
- the whole room was cheering
verb live and take one's meals at or in
- she rooms in an old boarding house
Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not roomfor a house; the table takes up too much room.
Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. Luke xiv. 22.
There was no room for them in the inn. Luke ii. 7.
A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse. Overbury.
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room. Luke xiv. 8.
Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
I found the prince in the next room. Shak.
Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated.Obs.
When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod. Matt. ii. 22.
Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven. Tyndale.
Let Bianca take her sister's room. Shak.
Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave. roomfor hope
There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance. Addison.
Make room, and let him stand before our face. Shak.
Syn. -- Space; compass; scope; latitude.
Room intransitive verb
To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to. roomtogether
No roomer harbour in the place. Chaucer.
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