Definition for ROOM

ROOM, n. [Sax. rum; Dan. and Sw. rum; D. ruim; G. raum; Goth. rumis, room, place; Ir. rum, a floor or room; G. räumen, Sax. rumian, ryman, to give place, to amplify, to enlarge; Sax. rum-gifa, liberal. It may be allied to roam, ramble. Class Rm, No. 4, 9.]

  1. Space; compass; extent of place, great or small. Let the words occupy as little room as possible.
  2. Space or place unoccupied. Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. – Luke xiv.
  3. Place for reception or admission of any thing. In this case there is no room for doubt or for argument.
  4. Place of another; stead; as in succession or substitution. One magistrate or king comes in the room of a former one. We often place one thing in the room of another. – 1 Kings xx.
  5. Unoccupied opportunity. The eager pursuit of wealth leaves little room for serious reflection.
  6. An apartment in a house; any division separated from the rest by a partition; as a parlor, a drawing-room or bed-room; also, an apartment in a ship, as the cook-room, bread room, gun-room, &c.
  7. A seat. – Luke xiv. To make room, to open a way or passage; to free from obstructions. To make room, to open a space or place for any thing. To give room, to withdraw; to leave space unoccupied for others to pass or to be seated.

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