A place for people to live, especially if they're in the military, can be called quarters. If you join the Army, your quarters might be a dorm-like space that you share with many other people.

You can use this word to mean "housing" generally, although it's most common for soldiers and servants to live in quarters. A wealthy family with maids and a butler who live in their house might set aside servants' quarters on the top floor, for example. During the period of slavery in the US, slaves also lived in quarters. If you and your brother live in "close quarters," it means the two of you share a fairly small room.

Definitions of quarters
  1. noun
    housing available for people to live in
    “he found quarters for his family”
    “I visited his bachelor quarters
    synonyms: living quarters
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    living quarters provided for public convenience
    diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad
    temporary living quarters
    dorm, dormitory, hall, residence hall, student residence
    a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    fo'c'sle, forecastle
    living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
    hareem, harem, seraglio, serail
    living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
    military quarters
    living quarters for personnel on a military post
    a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
    cabin class, economy class, second class
    a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
    bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment
    temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    first class
    the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
    gun room
    military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship
    hall of residence
    a university dormitory
    lodging house, rooming house
    a house where rooms are rented
    accommodation for animals (especially for horses)
    the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship
    third class, tourist class
    inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
    military quarters for dining and recreation for officers of a warship (except the captain)
    type of:
    housing, living accommodations, lodging
    structures collectively in which people are housed
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