Room - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ruːm|  American pronunciation of the word room
Brit.  |ruːm|  British pronunciation of the word room


- an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
- space for movement(syn: way)
- opportunity for
- the people who are present in a room


- live and take one's meals at or in(syn: board)


Cigarette smoke filled the room.

I could hear the TV from the next room.

He rents rooms to college students.

We're running out of room in the office.

The sofa takes up too much room.

In the backyard there is enough room to run and play.

Is there enough room to turn the car around?

There's only room for five people in the car.

Don't eat too much. You should leave some room for dessert.

There's no more room on the computer disk to save the file.

...we can room up to four visitors in our two guest bedrooms...

Of course I know him well, we roomed together for a year.

I looked around the room.

She nodded toward a man who was standing across the room (=on the other side of the room).

Someone was laughing in the next room (=the one beside the one you are in).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: room
he/she/it: rooms
present participle: rooming
past tense: roomed
past participle: roomed
singular: room
plural: rooms
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