room

A room is a space in a house or building that's usually enclosed with walls. Your favorite room in your house might be the den where the TV is, or the cozy kitchen.

There's the physical area called a room, and then there's the concept of room, which can mean "space" or "opportunity." If you have room in your life for a puppy, it means you can make the time to walk it and feed it and play with it. If you have room in your bedroom for a puppy, it means you have the physical space you need for a dog bed.

Definitions of room
  1. noun
    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    “the rooms were very small but they had a nice view”
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    anechoic chamber
    a chamber having very little reverberation
    antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, hall, lobby, vestibule
    a large entrance or reception room or area
    back room
    a room located in the rear of an establishment; usually accessible only to privileged groups
    ballroom, dance hall, dance palace
    large room used mainly for dancing
    bar, barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom
    a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    bath, bathroom
    a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
    bedchamber, bedroom, chamber, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room
    a room used primarily for sleeping
    belfry
    a room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung
    billiard hall, billiard parlor, billiard parlour, billiard room, billiard saloon
    a room in which billiards is played
    boardroom, council chamber
    a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)
    cardroom
    a room for gambling on card games
    cell, jail cell, prison cell
    a room where a prisoner is kept
    cell, cubicle
    small room in which a monk or nun lives
    chamber
    a room where a judge transacts business
    checkroom, left-luggage office
    a room where baggage or parcels are checked
    classroom, schoolroom
    a room in a school where lessons take place
    clean room, white room
    a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment
    cloakroom, coatroom
    a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily
    closet
    a small private room for study or prayer
    clubroom
    a room used for the activities of a club
    compartment
    a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    conference room
    a room in which a conference can be held
    control room
    a room housing control equipment (as in a recording studio)
    court, courtroom
    a room in which a lawcourt sits
    cubby, cubbyhole, snug, snuggery
    a small secluded room
    cutting room
    a room where films or tapes are edited (by cutting out unwanted parts)
    darkroom
    a room in which photographs are developed
    den
    a room that is comfortable and secluded
    dinette
    a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
    dining room, dining-room
    a room used for dining
    door
    a room that is entered via a door
    dressing room
    a room in which you can change clothes
    durbar
    the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur
    engine room, engineering
    a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
    floor, trading floor
    a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
    furnace room
    a room (usually in the basement of a building) that contains a furnace for heating the building
    gallery
    a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose
    art gallery, gallery, picture gallery
    a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
    greenroom
    a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors
    guardroom
    a room used by soldiers on guard
    hall
    a large room for gatherings or entertainment
    hospital room
    a room in a hospital for the care of patients
    kitchen
    a room equipped for preparing meals
    library
    a room where books are kept
    front room, living room, living-room, parlor, parlour, sitting room
    a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    locker room
    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
    lounge, waiting area, waiting room
    a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    hall, manor hall
    the large room of a manor or castle
    poolroom
    a room with pool tables where pool is played
    presence chamber
    room in which a monarch or other great person receives guests, assemblies, etc.
    rathole
    a small dirty uncomfortable room
    reading room
    a room set aside for reading
    reception room
    a room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel)
    rec room, recreation room
    a room equipped for informal entertaining
    rotunda
    a large circular room
    scriptorium
    a room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts
    scullery
    a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen; where kitchen utensils are cleaned and kept and other rough household jobs are done
    sewing room
    a room set aside for sewing
    shipping room
    a room where goods are packaged and shipped
    shower room
    a room with several showers
    sick berth, sickbay
    (nautical) a room for the treatment of the sick or injured (as on a ship)
    sickroom
    a room to which a sick person is confined
    smoking room
    room in a hotel or club set apart for smokers
    squad room
    a room in a barracks where soldiers are billeted
    squad room
    a room in a police station where members of the force assemble for roll call and duty assignments
    steam bath, steam room, vapor bath, vapour bath
    a room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath' is a British term
    storage room, storeroom, stowage
    a room in which things are stored
    study
    a room used for reading and writing and studying
    solarium, sun lounge, sun parlor, sun parlour, sun porch, sunporch, sunroom
    a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun
    surgery
    a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted
    television room, tv room
    a room set aside for viewing television
    test room, testing room
    a room in which tests are conducted
    bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet
    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    torture chamber
    a room in which torture is inflicted
    sacristy, vestry
    a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
    walk-in
    a small room large enough to admit entrance
    war room
    a room where strategic decisions are made (especially for military or political campaigns)
    workroom
    room where work is done
    barrelhouse, honky-tonk
    a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
    bay
    a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
    bay
    a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital
    beer hall
    a hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment
    booth, cubicle, kiosk, stall
    small area set off by walls for special use
    boudoir
    a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
    box
    separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
    box, loge
    private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    bullpen, detention cell, detention centre
    a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
    cab
    a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
    cabin
    the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
    cabin
    small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
    cabinet, locker, storage locker
    a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
    cable car, car
    a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
    canteen
    a recreation room in an institution
    car, elevator car
    where passengers ride up and down
    car, gondola
    the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
    chandlery
    a storeroom where candles are kept
    child's room
    a bedroom for a child
    cloakroom
    a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
    cockpit
    compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
    cocktail lounge
    a barroom in a hotel or restaurant where cocktails are served
    common room
    a sitting room (usually at school or university)
    concert hall
    a hall where concerts are given
    cooler, tank
    a cell for violent prisoners
    couchette
    a compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping
    departure lounge
    lounge where passengers can await departure
    dining-hall
    a large room at a college or university; used especially for dining
    disco, discotheque
    a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
    divan, diwan
    a Muslim council chamber or law court
    dorm room, dormitory, dormitory room
    a large sleeping room containing several beds
    drawing room, withdrawing room
    a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained
    drawing room
    a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
    dungeon
    a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
    ER, emergency room
    a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
    exhibition area, exhibition hall
    a large hall for holding exhibitions
    family room
    a recreation room in a private house
    floor
    the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
    caboose, cookhouse, galley, ship's galley
    the area for food preparation on a ship
    galley
    the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
    glove compartment
    compartment on the dashboard of a car
    great hall
    the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
    guardroom
    a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
    guestroom
    a bedroom that is kept for the use of guests
    head
    (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
    hold, keep
    a cell in a jail or prison
    home room, homeroom
    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
    hotel room
    a bedroom (usually with bath) in a hotel
    kitchenette
    small kitchen
    laminar flow clean room
    a clean room free of all extraneous particles; used in fabricating microprocessors
    lecture room
    classroom where lectures are given
    automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk
    compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
    lumber room
    a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
    master bedroom
    the principal bedroom in a house; usually occupied by the head of the household
    mess, mess hall
    a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
    module
    detachable compartment of a spacecraft
    morning room
    a sitting room used during the daylight hours
    motel room
    a sleeping room in a motel
    narthex
    a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
    newsroom
    a reading room (in a library or club) where newspapers and other periodicals can be read
    OR, operating room, operating theater, operating theatre, surgery
    a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    buttery, larder, pantry
    a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
    parlor, parlour
    reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
    pilothouse, wheelhouse
    an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
    comfort station, convenience, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room
    a toilet that is available to the public
    recovery room
    a hospital room for the care of patients immediately after surgery
    roomette
    a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car
    game room, playroom, rumpus room
    a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children's play etc)
    salon
    elegant sitting room where guests are received
    salon
    gallery where works of art can be displayed
    sauna, sweat room
    a Finnish steam bath; steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks
    sawdust saloon
    a saloon whose floor is covered with sawdust
    speakeasy
    (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
    stall
    a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
    stock room, stockroom
    storeroom for storing goods and supplies used in a business
    strongroom
    a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept
    study hall
    a classroom reserved for study
    sweatbox
    small or narrow cell
    triclinium
    a dining room (especially a dining room containing a dining table with couches along three sides)
    Turkish bath
    a steam room where facilities are available for a bath followed by a shower and massage
    washroom
    a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
    W.C., closet, loo, water closet
    a toilet in Britain
    well
    an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
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    area
    a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
  2. noun
    the people who are present in a room
    “the whole room was cheering”
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    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  3. noun
    space for movement
    room to pass”
    synonyms: elbow room, way
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    seating, seating area, seating room, seats
    an area that includes places where several people can sit
    standing room
    room for passengers or spectators to stand
    breathing room, breathing space
    sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
    clearance, headroom, headway
    vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    houseroom
    space for accommodation in a house
    lebensraum, living space
    space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
    parking
    space in which vehicles can be parked
    sea room
    space for maneuver at sea
    circle, dress circle
    a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra
    orchestra
    seating on the main floor in a theater
    parquet
    seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
    parquet circle, parterre
    seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
    ringside, ringside seat
    first row of seating; has an unobstructed view of a boxing or wrestling ring
    stall
    seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater
    tiered seat
    seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
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    position, spatial relation
    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
  4. noun
    opportunity for
    room for improvement”
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    chance, opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  5. verb
    live and take one's meals at or in
    “she rooms in an old boarding house”
    synonyms: board
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    dwell, inhabit, live, populate
    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
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