What does room mean?

Definitions for room
rum, rʊmroom

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word room.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. room(noun)

    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

    "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

  2. room, way, elbow room(noun)

    space for movement

    "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

  3. room(noun)

    opportunity for

    "room for improvement"

  4. room(verb)

    the people who are present in a room

    "the whole room was cheering"

  5. board, room(verb)

    live and take one's meals at or in

    "she rooms in an old boarding house"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Room(noun)

    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

  2. Room(noun)

    a particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat

  3. Room(noun)

    especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber

  4. Room(noun)

    place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated

  5. Room(noun)

    possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope

  6. Room(verb)

    to occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together

  7. Room(adj)

    spacious; roomy

  8. Origin: [AS. rm.]


  1. Room

    A room is any distinguishable space within a structure. Usually, a room is separated from other spaces or passageways by interior walls; moreover, it is separated from outdoor areas by an exterior wall, sometimes with a door. Historically the use of rooms dates at least to early Minoan cultures about 2200 BC, where excavations on Santorini, Greece at Akrotiri reveal clearly defined rooms within certain structures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Room

    rōōm, n. space: a chamber: extent of place: space unoccupied: freedom to act: fit occasion: place of another: stead: (B.) a seat: a particular place: a box in a theatre: office: the inner room of a cottage: a garret.—v.i. to occupy a room, to lodge.—adv. (naut.) off from the wind.—n. Room′age, capacity.—adj. Roomed, containing rooms.—ns. Room′er, a lodger; Room′ful, as much or as many as a room will hold.—adv. Room′ily.—n. Room′iness.—adsj. Room′-rid′den, confined to one's room; Room′some, roomy.—adv. Room′y, having ample room: wide: spacious.—Give room, to withdraw so as to leave space for others; Make room, to open a way. [A.S. rúm; Ger. raum, Dut. ruim.]

  2. Room

    rōōm, n. a deep-blue dye.—Also Roum.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. room

    A name given to some reserved apartment in a ship, as--The bread-room. In the aftermost part of the hold: properly lined to receive the bread, and keep it dry.--The cook-room. (See GALLEY.)--The gun-room. On the after gun-deck of ships of the line, or steerage of frigates; devoted to the gun-room officers.--Light-room. Attached to the magazine.--Sail-rooms, devoted to the sails, are on the orlop deck, and are inclosed for the reception of the spare sails.--Slop-room. Devoted to slop-clothing.--Spirit-room. A secure space in the after-part of a ship's hold, for the stores of wine, brandy, &c.--Steward's-room. The office devoted to the purser's steward of former times, now paymaster's steward, whence he issues most of the light provisions to the ship's company.--Ward-room. A room over the gun-room in ships of the line, where the lieutenants and other principal officers sleep and mess. The term sea-room is applied when a ship obtains a good offing, is clear of the coast dangers, and is free to stand on a long course without nearing danger.

Editors Contribution

  1. room

    A defined space.

    The bedroom was stylish and the garden was like an outdoor room.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'room' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #279

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'room' in Written Corpus Frequency: #395

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'room' in Nouns Frequency: #57

How to pronounce room?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say room in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of room in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of room in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of room in a Sentence

  1. Rick Santorum:

    Not in this room.

  2. Eric Garcetti:

    I want the war room.

  3. Peter Higgins:

    We just don't have room.

  4. Barack Obama:

    There's room for criticism.

  5. Jay Sekulow:

    No war room is being set up.

Images & Illustrations of room

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