Room


Room
Room Room (r[=oo]m), n. [OE. roum, rum, space, AS. r[=u]m; akin to OS., OFries. & Icel. r[=u]m, D. ruim, G. raum, OHG. r[=u]m, Sw. & Dan. rum, Goth. r[=u]ms, and to AS. r[=u]m, adj., spacious, D. ruim, Icel. r[=u]mr, Goth. r[=u]ms; and prob. to L. rus country (cf. {Rural}), Zend rava[.n]h wide, free, open, ravan a plain.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. --Luke xiv. 22. [1913 Webster]

There was no room for them in the inn. --Luke ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat. [1913 Webster]

If he have but twelve pence in his purse, he will give it for the best room in a playhouse. --Overbury. [1913 Webster]

When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room. --Luke xiv. 8. [1913 Webster]

3. Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber. [1913 Webster]

I found the prince in the next room. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod. --Matt. ii. 22. [1913 Webster]

Neither that I look for a higher room in heaven. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

Let Bianca take her sister's room. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope. [1913 Webster]

There was no prince in the empire who had room for such an alliance. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Make room, and let him stand before our face. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Space; compass; scope; latitude. [1913 Webster]


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