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rum [or] rUm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: space that is used or available for use.
The school gym has plenty of room for dancing.
place, space
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definition 2: an area of a building separated from similar areas by walls or doors.
Our house has ten rooms.
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definition 3: the people present in a room of a building.
The eyes of the whole room were on me when I sang my song.
definition 4: place; possibility.
There is no room for lazy workers in this business.
part of speech: verb
inflections: rooms, rooming, roomed
definition: to live in a room or living quarters; stay.
I roomed with my best friend at camp last summer.
bunk, lodge, stay
similar words:
abide, dwell, live, reside
Word History
In Old English, the word rum meant "space" or "enough space."
Word Builder: kinds of rooms
  • bathroom:
    a room where people wash and use the toilet.
  • bedroom:
    a room where people sleep and keep their clothing.
  • dining room:
    a room where people sit and eat a meal at a table.
  • laundry room:
    a room where people do laundry.
  • living room:
    a room where people sit and relax.
  • store room:
    a room where people store things.
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