Synonyms for room


Grammar : Noun
Spell : room, room
Phonetic Transcription : rum, rʊm

Top 10 synonyms for room Other synonyms for the word room

Définition of room

Origin :
  • Old English rum "space" (extent or time); "scope, opportunity," from Proto-Germanic *ruman (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic rum, German Raum "space," Dutch ruim "hold of a ship, nave"), nouns formed from Germanic adjective *ruma- "roomy, spacious," from PIE root *reue- "to open; space" (cf. Avestan ravah- "space," Latin rus "open country," Old Irish roi, roe "plain field," Old Church Slavonic ravinu "level," Russian raviina "a plain," Polish rum "space"). Old English also had a frequent adjective rum "roomy, wide, long, spacious."
  • Original sense preserved in make room "clear space for oneself" (late 14c.); meaning "chamber, cabin" first recorded early 14c. as a nautical term, and first applied mid-15c. to chambers within houses. The Old English word for this was cofa, ancestor of cove. Room-service is attested from 1913; room-temperature from 1879. Roomth "sufficient space" (1530s) now is obsolete.
  • noun space, range
  • noun enclosed section of building designed for specific purpose
Example sentences :
  • Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He began to pace the floor again from one room to the other.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "It is eighteen years since I was last in this room," he said.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • There was no bell in the room, so that was the only way I had of doing it.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mauburn had gone to his room to be alone with this bitter news.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Jumping over the window sill, the visitor found himself in this room.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "You can sleep there," he said, pointing to a cot bed in the corner of the room.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The room we entered was heated by what I took to be a successful furnace.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • At night when the room grows dark we push a button and there is light.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Antonyms for room

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