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adjoining room

  • noun a hotel room that shares a wall with another hotel room
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Assembly room

  • a room in which persons assemble, especially for dancing.
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Audit house, Audit room

  • an appendage to a cathedral, for the transaction of its business.
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baby's room

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    nursery.
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back room

  • noun a room located in the rear of an establishment; usually accessible only to privileged groups
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bar-room plant

  • noun evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant
    aspidistra; cast-iron plant; Aspidistra elatio.
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bedsitting room

  • noun a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
    bedsitter; bedsit.
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billiard room

  • noun a room in which billiards is played
    billiard parlor; billiard hall; billiard saloon; billiard parlour.
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breathing room

  • noun sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
    breathing space.
    • moved to the country to find breathing room
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by-room

By"-room` noun
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  1. A private room or apartment. "Stand in some by-room" Shak.
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chat room

  • noun a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)
    chatroom.
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child's room

  • noun a bedroom for a child
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city room

  • noun the editorial department of a newspaper that edits the local news
    city desk.
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clean room

  • noun a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment
    clean room.
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Combination room

  • in the University of Cambridge, Eng., a room into which the fellows withdraw after dinner, for wine, dessert, and conversation.
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common room

  • noun a sitting room (usually at school or university)
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Conference room

  • noun a room in which a conference can be held
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  • a room for conference and prayer, and for the pastor's less formal addresses. U. S.
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connecting room

  • noun a hotel room that shares a wall with an adjoining room and is connected by a private door
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control room

  • noun a room housing control equipment (as in a recording studio)
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Crush room

  • a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
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cutting room

  • noun a room where films or tapes are edited (by cutting out unwanted parts)
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Dark house, Dark room

  • a house or room in which madmen were confined. Obs. Shak.
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dead room

  • noun a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
    morgue; mortuary.
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dining room

  • noun a room used for dining
    dining room.
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dining-room

  • noun a room used for dining
    dining room.
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dining-room attendant

  • noun someone employed to provide service in a dining room
    restaurant attendant.
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dining-room furniture

  • noun furniture intended for use in a dining room
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dining-room table

  • noun dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served
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dorm room

  • noun a large sleeping room containing several beds
    dormitory; dorm room.
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dormitory room

  • noun a large sleeping room containing several beds
    dormitory; dorm room.
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Draughting room

  • a room draughtsmen to work in, and where plans are kept.
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drawing room

  • noun a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained
    drawing room.
  • noun a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
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drawing-room

Draw"ing-room` noun
Etymology
Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.
Definitions
  1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
  2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
    He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer. Macaulay.
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Drawing-room car

  • noun a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
    chair car; palace car; parlor car; parlour car.
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  • . See Palace car, under Car.
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Dressing room

  • noun a room in which you can change clothes
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  • an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet.
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elbow room

  • noun space for movement
    room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around
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emergency room

  • noun a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
    ER.
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engine room

  • noun a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
    engineering.
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family room

  • noun a recreation room in a private house
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front room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlour; parlor; front room.
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furnace room

  • noun a room (usually in the basement of a building) that contains a furnace for heating the building
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game room

  • noun a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children's play etc)
    game room; playroom.
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Ground room

  • a room on the ground floor; a lower room. Tatler.
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gun room

  • noun military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship
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home room

  • noun a classroom in which all students in a particular grade (or in a division of a grade) meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher who takes attendance and does other administrative business
    homeroom.
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hospital room

  • noun a room in a hospital for the care of patients
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hotel room

  • noun a bedroom (usually with bath) in a hotel
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Hunter's room

  • the lunation after the harvest moon.
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Keeping room

  • a family sitting room. New Eng. & Prov. Eng.
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ladies' room

  • noun a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
    ladies' room.
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laminar flow clean room

  • noun a clean room free of all extraneous particles; used in fabricating microprocessors
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lecture room

  • noun classroom where lectures are given
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living room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlour; parlor; front room.
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living-room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlour; parlor; front room.
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Livng room

  • the room most used by the family.
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locker room

  • noun a room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions
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locker-room

  • adjective relating to or appropriate for a locker room
    • locker-room humor
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Lodging room

  • a room in which a person lodges, esp. a hired room.
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Lumber room

  • noun a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
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  • a room in which unused furniture or other lumber is kept. U.S.
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men's room

  • noun a public toilet for men
    men's.
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morning room

  • noun a sitting room used during the daylight hours
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motel room

  • noun a sleeping room in a motel
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Muniment houseroom

  • that room in a cathedral, castle, or other public building, which is used for keeping the records, charters, seals, deeds
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operating room

  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; OR; surgery.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic
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Orderly room

  • . (a) The court of the commanding officer, where charges against the men of the regiment are tried . (b) The office of the commanding officer, usually in the barracks, whence orders emanate. Farrow.
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Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parior caretc.

  • (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.
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Powder magazine, ∨ Powder room

  • . See Magazine, 2.
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powder room

  • noun a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
    ladies' room.
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Presence chamber, ∨ Presence room

  • the room in which a great personage receives company. Addison." Chambers of presence." Bacon.
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Pump room

  • noun a pump house at a spa where medicinal waters are pumped and where patrons gather
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  • a place or room at a mineral spring where the waters are drawn and drunk. Eng.
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Reading room

  • noun a room set aside for reading
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  • a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.
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rec room

  • noun a room equipped for informal entertaining
    rec room.
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reception room

  • noun a room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel)
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recovery room

  • noun a hospital room for the care of patients immediately after surgery
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recreation room

  • noun a room equipped for informal entertaining
    rec room.
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Robing room

  • a room where official robes are put on, as by judges, etc.
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room access

  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; doorway; door.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway
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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.
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room clerk

  • noun a hotel clerk who is responsible for room assignments to guests
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room decorator

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
    interior decorator; house decorator; designer; interior designer; decorator.
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room light

  • noun light that provides general illumination for a room
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room rate

  • noun the rate charged daily for a hotel room
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room temperature

  • noun the normal temperature of room in which people live
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rooming house

  • noun a house where rooms are rented
    lodging house.
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rumpus room

  • noun a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children's play etc)
    game room; playroom.
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Sail room

  • (Naut.), a room in a vessel where sails are stowed when not in use.
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sea room

  • noun space for maneuver at sea
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Sea" room`
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground. Totten.
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seating room

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating; seating area; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom
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sewing room

  • noun a room set aside for sewing
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shipping room

  • noun a room where goods are packaged and shipped
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shower room

  • noun a room with several showers
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Sick room

  • a room in which a person lies sick, or to which he is confined by sickness. These terms, sick bed, sick berth, etc., are also written both hyphened and solid.
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Sitting room

  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlour; parlor; front room.
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  • an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.
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sleeping room

  • noun a room used primarily for sleeping
    sleeping accommodation; chamber; bedchamber; bedroom.
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smoking room

  • noun room in a hotel or club set apart for smokers
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squad room

  • noun a room in a police station where members of the force assemble for roll call and duty assignments
  • noun a room in a barracks where soldiers are billeted
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standing room

  • noun room for passengers or spectators to stand
    • there was standing room for thousands more people
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Steam room

  • noun a room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath' is a British term
    vapor bath; vapour bath; steam bath.
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  • (Steam Boilers), the space in the boiler above the water level, and in the dome, which contains steam.
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still room

  • noun a pantry or storeroom connected with the kitchen (especially in a large house) for preparing tea and beverages and for storing liquors and preserves and tea etc
    stillroom.
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stock room

  • noun storeroom for storing goods and supplies used in a business
    stockroom.
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storage room

  • noun a room in which things are stored
    storeroom; stowage.
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sweat room

  • noun a Finnish steam bath; steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks
    sauna.
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Sweating room

  • . (a) A room for sweating persons. (b) (Dairying) A room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices.
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television room

  • noun a room set aside for viewing television
    television room.
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test room

  • noun a room in which tests are conducted
    test room.
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testing room

  • noun a room in which tests are conducted
    test room.
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Timber and room

  • . (Shipbuilding) Same as Room and space. See under Room.
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tiring-room

Tir"ing-room` noun
Etymology
For attiring room.
Definitions
  1. The room or place where players dress for the stage.
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To give room

  • to withdraw; to leave or provide space unoccupied for others to pass or to be seated.
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To make room

  • to open a space, way, or passage; to remove obstructions; to give room.
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tv room

  • noun a room set aside for viewing television
    television room.
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waiting room

  • noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    lounge; waiting area.
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war room

  • noun a room where strategic decisions are made (especially for military or political campaigns)
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wash room

  • noun a toilet that is available to the public
    comfort station; public convenience; restroom; convenience; public toilet; public lavatory; toilet facility.
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Well room

  • . (a) A room where a well or spring is situated; especially, one built over a mineral spring. (b) (Naut.) A depression in the bottom of a boat, into which water may run, and whence it is thrown out with a scoop.
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white room

  • noun a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment
    clean room.
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wiggle room

  • noun flexibility of interpretation or of options
    • the request left some wiggle room for future restructuring
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withdrawing room

  • noun a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained
    drawing room.
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withdrawing-room

With*draw"ing-room` noun
Etymology
See Withdraw, and cf. Drawing-room.
Definitions
  1. A room for retirement from another room, as from a dining room; a drawing-room.
    A door in the middle leading to a parlor and withdrawing-room. Sir W. Scott.
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