Room

Definition of Room

Pronunciation: rŌm
n.1.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.
Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
- Luke xiv. 22.
There was no room for them in the inn.
- Luke ii. 7.
2.A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse.
- Overbury.
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room.
- Luke xiv. 8.
3.Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
I found the prince in the next room.
- Shak.
4.Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated.
When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod.
- Matt. ii. 22.
Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven.
- Tyndale.
Let Bianca take her sister's room.
- Shak.
5.Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope.
There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance.
- Addison.
Room and space
(Shipbuilding) the distance from one side of a rib to the corresponding side of the next rib; space being the distance between two ribs, in the clear, and room the width of a rib.
To give room
to withdraw; to leave or provide space unoccupied for others to pass or to be seated.
To make room
to open a space, way, or passage; to remove obstructions; to give room.
Make room, and let him stand before our face.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together.
[imp. & p. p. Roomed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rooming.]
a.1.Spacious; roomy.
No roomer harbour in the place.
- Chaucer.

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