What does roommate mean?

Definitions for roommate
ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-room·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roommate, roomie, roomy(noun)

    an associate who shares a room with you


  1. roommate(Noun)

    A person with whom one shares a room, as at university etc.

  2. roommate(Noun)

    A person with whom one shares an apartment or house (UK: flatmate or housemate).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roommate(noun)

    one of twe or more occupying the same room or rooms; one who shares the occupancy of a room or rooms; a chum


  1. Roommate

    A roommate is a person who shares a living facility such as an apartment or dormitory. Similar terms include suitemate, housemate, flatmate, or sharemate. In the UK, the term "roommate" means a person living in the same bedroom, whereas in the United States and Canada, "roommate" and "housemate" are used interchangeably regardless whether a bedroom is shared. This article uses the term "roommate" in the US sense of a person one shares a residence with who is not a relative or significant other. The informal term for roommate is roomie, which is commonly used by university students. The most common reason for sharing housing is to reduce the cost of housing. In many rental markets, the monthly rent for a two- or three-bedroom apartment is proportionately less per bedroom than the rent for a one-bedroom apartment. By pooling their monthly housing money, a group of people can achieve a lower housing expense at the cost of less privacy. Other motivations are to gain better amenities than those available in single-person housing, to share the work of maintaining a household, and to have the companionship of other people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roommate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roommate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of roommate in a Sentence

  1. Cassetty Howerin:

    I live right under him, so that could have easily been me or my girlfriend or my roommate.

  2. Cassetty Howerin:

    He was very to himself. i live right under him, so that could have easily been me or my girlfriend or my roommate.

  3. Steven Wright:

    Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'

  4. Student Kailey Carter:

    My roommate was like 'do not look, do not look' because they were putting bags over people, and she was like 'you don't want to look there.' It was just really scary.

  5. Salim Sivaad:

    Derrick was my brother's college roommate and fraternity brother, and that's how I met him back in 1995, i had not been in contact with him recently. That's why it was such a shock. ... I didn't know he was donating or had the complications before he passed.

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