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(1)   An area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
"The rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
(2)   The people who are present in a room
"The whole room was cheering"
(3)   Space for movement
"Room to pass"
"Make way for"
"Hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
(4)   Opportunity for
"Room for improvement"


(5)   Live and take one's meals at or in
"She rooms in an old boarding house"


  1. A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling.
    He went to the next room.
  2. Space for something or to carry out an activity.
    Give me some room, I can't breathe.
  3. Opportunity or possibility to do something.
    This is good, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
  4. The people in a room.
    The room was on its feet.
  5. A forum or chat room.
    Some users may not be able to access the AOL room.
  6. The basic unit of virtual space in interactive fiction.
    Each character is always in exactly one room.
  7. A portion of a cave that is wider than a passage.
  8. The amount of open water needed for a boat to complete a maneuver in proper fashion.


elbow room, legroom, space chamber, quarters chamber
  • See also Wikisaurus:room


  1. To reside, especially as a boarder or tenant.
    Doctor Watson roomed with Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street.