What does dormitory mean?

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ˈdɔr mɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr idor·mi·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dormitory, dorm, residence hall, hall, student residence(noun)

    a college or university building containing living quarters for students

  2. dormitory, dormitory room, dorm room(noun)

    a large sleeping room containing several beds

Wiktionary

  1. dormitory(Noun)

    A room containing a number of beds (and often some other furniture and/or utilities) for sleeping, often applied to student and backpacker accommodation of this kind. Common abbreviation: dorm

  2. dormitory(Noun)

    A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities.

  3. dormitory(Noun)

    Short for dormitory town, a suburban or rural settlement housing city workers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dormitory(noun)

    a sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school

  2. Dormitory(noun)

    a burial place

  3. Origin: [L. dormitorium, fr. dormitorius of or for sleeping, fr. dormire to sleep. See Dormant.]

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  1. Dormitory

    A dormitory in the United States is a residence hall consisting of sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students. In the UK, the word has an earlier, different but related meaning: it refers specifically to an individual room in which many people sleep, typically at a boarding school. The UK equivalent of the American word as applied to university buildings is hall of residence, often shortened to halls. At some institutes, each residence hall has its own hall council. Where they exist, such individual councils are usually part of a larger organization called, variously, Residence Hall Association, Resident Students Association, or Junior Common Room Committee which typically provides funds and oversees the individual building council. These student led organizations are often connected at a national level by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. Collectively, these hall councils plan social and educational events, and voice student needs to their respective administration.

Editors Contribution

  1. dormitory

    A large room in a college, hostel, school, university or similar institution containing a specific number of bed.

    The hostel have four, six and eight bed dormitory accommodation which are mixed sex.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormitory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormitory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dormitory in a Sentence

  1. Milorad Dodik:

    We dedicated this dormitory to a man who is without doubt one of the founders of the Republika Srpska, to Mr Radovan Karadzic.

  2. Spiro Agnew:

    This is the criminal left that belongs not in a dormitory, but in a penitentiary. The criminal left is not a problem to be solved by the Department of Philosophy or the Department of Englishit is a problem for the Department of Justice. Black or white, the criminal left is interested in power. It is not interested in promoting the renewal and reforms that make democracy work; it is interested in promoting those collisions and conflict that tear democracy apart.

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