A room (part of a building) in a hotel.



  • Opportunity or scope (to do something).
  • Space for something, or to carry out an activity.
  • A particular portion of space.
  • Sufficient space for or to do something.
  • A space between the timbers of a ship's frame.
  • Place; stead.
  • A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling.
  • (One's) bedroom.
  • A set of rooms inhabited by someone; one's lodgings.
  • The people in a room.
  • An area for working in a coal mine.
  • A portion of a cave that is wider than a passage.
  • An IRC or chat room.
  • Place or position in society; office; rank; post, sometimes when vacated by its former occupant.
  • A quantity of furniture sufficient to furnish one room.
  • Alternative of roum




  • Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.
  • Off from the wind.


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  • See :Category:en:Rooms


  • From Middle English roum, from Old English rūm ("room, space"), from Proto-West Germanic *rūm ("room"), from Proto-Germanic *rūmą ("room"), from Proto-Indo-European *rowə- ("free space"). Cognate with Low German Ruum, Dutch ruimte ("space") and Dutch ruim ("cargo load"), German Raum ("space, interior space"), Danish rum ("space, locality"), Norwegian rom ("space"), Swedish rum ("space, location"), and also with Latin rūs ("country, field, farm") through Indo-European. More at rural.
  • It is ostensibly an exception to the Great Vowel Shift, which otherwise would have produced the pronunciation , but /aʊ/ does not occur before noncoronal consonants in Modern English.
  • From Middle English roum, rom, rum, from Old English rūm ("roomy, spacious, ample, extensive, large, open, unencumbered, unoccupied, temporal, long, extended, great, liberal, unrestricted, unfettered, clear, loose, free from conditions, free from occupation, not restrained within due limits, lax, far-reaching, abundant, noble, august"), from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz ("roomy, spacious"), from Proto-Indo-European *rewh₁- ("free space"). Cognate with Scots roum ("spacious, roomy"), Dutch ruim ("roomy, spacious, wide"), Danish rum ("wide, spacious"), German raum ("wide"), Icelandic rúmur ("spacious").
  • From Middle English rome, from Old English rūme ("widely, spaciously, roomily, far and wide, so as to extend over a wide space, liberally, extensively, amply, abundantly, in a high degree, without restriction or encumbrance, without the pressure of care, light-heartedly, without obstruction, plainly, clearly, in detail"). Cognate with Dutch ruim ("amply").

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