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Room appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Moor let Omani in a motel room.
  • Moors dine, nip -- in Enid's room.
  • Moo rarely, TV ilk: OK Liv Tyler a room.
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Usage statistics for the noun room:

spoken English41.07%written English58.93% conversational speech59.82%task-oriented speech40.18% imaginative writing79.51%informational writing20.49%
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The word room is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun room

What does room mean as a name of something?

Room is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: rooms

  1. an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  2. space for movement
  3. opportunity for
    • example: room for improvement
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: chance / opportunity = a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  4. the people who are present in a room
    • example: the whole room was cheering
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place

Alternative definition of the noun room


  1. [uncountable] Space for something, or to carry out an activity. [definition from 10th c.] [jump, space, s, t]
  2. [uncountable, figuratively] Opportunity or possibility to do something. [definition from 15th c.]
  3. [context: now rare] Reason, cause or opportunity (to do something). [definition from 9th c.]
  4. [archaic] A specific area of space. [definition from 11th c.]
  5. [nautical] A space between the timbers of a ship's frame. [definition from 15th c.]
  6. [countable] A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling. [definition from 15th c.] [jump, part of a building, s, t]
  7. [countable] With possessive pronoun: one's bedroom.
  8. [in the plural] A set of rooms inhabited by someone; one's lodgings. [definition from 17th c.]
  9. [context: always singular] The people in a room. [definition from 17th c.]
  10. [mining] An area for working in a coal mine; also, in spelunking, a portion of a cave that is wider than a passage. [definition from 17th c.] [jump, part of a cave, s]
  11. [internet, countable] A forum or chat room. [definition from 20th c.]

Definition of the adjective room

What does room mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [dialectal or obsolete] Wide; spacious; roomy.

Definition of the adverb room

What does room mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. [dialectal or obsolete] Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.
  2. [nautical] Off from the wind.

Definition of the verb room

What does room mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: roomed | rooming | rooms

  1. live and take one's meals at or in
    • example: she rooms in an old boarding house
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of room: board
    • more generic words: dwell / inhabit / live / populate = be an inhabitant of or reside in

Alternative definition of the verb room


  1. To reside, especially as a boarder or tenant.


"Room" is a 2005 experimental drama film written and directed by Kyle Henry.

Phrases with Room

  1. Room in
  2. by-room
  3. tv room
  4. Art Room
  5. Bar Room
  6. Bed-Room
  7. Box Room
  8. Day Room
  9. gun room
  10. Map Room
  11. Mud Room
  12. rec room
  13. sea room
  14. Sun Room
  15. Tea Room
  16. war room
  17. Wet Room
  18. back room
  19. Blue Room
  20. chat room

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Room

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Google previewRome, Ancient and Modern (1844)

And Its Environs by Jeremiah Donovan

The second room is the hall of the Capitoliue Guard: its frieze and those of the other rooms are painted by Paul Brill , Albert Durer...

The fifth room is that of the Guardia Nobile, the walls of which are lined with damask ; and over the altar of the ...

Google previewWhat They Don't Tell You in Schools of Education about School Administration (2002)

by John A. Black, Fenwick W. English

The faculty room is the jumping off place for the classroom. Here teachers wind up, hunker down, calm down, scramble for lessons and time stuffers, grade papers, and bitch. The faculty room is the great resource center of life. The closest thing ...

Google previewForest and Stream (1901)

Leading from the dining room is a large pantry 5ft. wide and 13ft. long.

opening from the mess room is a stateroom for the steward and cook and another for the captain and engineer, also a toilet room...

Google previewEthics, Evil, and Fiction (1997)

by Colin McGinn

The room is the human soul, marked by the presence of a human figure, and characterized in aesthetic terms—the...

The room is an enclosed space, not bright, softly defined, in which the contents are harmoniously arranged; just as the soul...

Google previewThe Girl in the Freudian Slip (1968)

A Comedy in Two Acts by William Ferdinand Brown

Dewey's living room is a sunken one, with two steps leading down from a hall area near the front door, Upstage Center, that leads into the apartment building hallway. Downstage Center is a sofa, with a coffee table in front of it. Left of this is an ...

Google previewFast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse (2014)

An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell by Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR, Theresa Criscitelli

The operating room is a fast-paced, technological environment wherein the perioperative registered nurse must be able to think quickly and accurately, as well as advocate for the patient while the patient is under anesthesia. Working in the ...

Google previewMeat Market (2014)

Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting by Bruce Feldman

The Rebels' war room is a hexagon with two doors on opposing sides. Dominating the room is a round, glossy, cherrywood table whose top is as thick as the New York City yellow pages. Around the table are 15 highback, black leather swivel ...

Google previewThe McNab Encyclopaedia of Marine Appliances, 1920 (1920)

THE McNAB PNEUMATIC CHART ROOM COUNTER Type “G”, 4%" Dial UNDREDS of these Chart Room Counters illustrated in Fig. 347, have been installed on the vessels of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

The specifications include a private room and the use of masks, gowns, and gloves for all persons entering the room. Special ventilation requirements with the room at negative pressure to surrounding areas are desirable. b. Contact isolation: ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Four major studies were conducted (experiments in illumination, the relay assembly test room, the interview program, and the bank wiring observation room ) with two ancillary studies associated with the relay assembly test room (second relay ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation - Communications & Office Automation (2009)

audio control room Room with the control and monitoring equipment required for ...

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Usage statistics about room

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun room:

spoken English41.07%written English58.93% conversational speech59.82%task-oriented speech40.18% imaginative writing79.51%informational writing20.49%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun room:


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Quotes about Room

There is an eternal conflict between the school-room and the bar-room. The school-room makes men, the bar-room destroys them. (Thomas Jordan Jarvis)
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Scrabble value of R1O1O1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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