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Definizione monolingua e traduzione room

Inglese grammatica



room (third-person singular simple present rooms, present participle rooming, simple past and past participle roomed)

  1. To reside, especially as a boarder or tenant.
    Doctor Watson roomed with Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street.

room (plural rooms)

  1. (now rare) Opportunity or scope (to do something). [from 9th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts I:
      Thou lorde whiche knowest the hertes of all men, shewe whether thou hast chosen of these two, that the one maye take the roume of this ministracion, and apostleshippe from the which Judas by transgression fell, that he myght goo to his awne place.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa:
      Nor shalt thou give me room to doubt whether it be necessity or love, that inspires this condescending impulse.
  2. (uncountable) Space for something, or to carry out an activity. [from 10th c.] syn. transl.
    • 2010, Jonathan Franklin, The Guardian, 27 Aug 2010:
      He explains they have enough room to stand and lie down, points out the ""little cup to brush our teeth"", and the place where they pray.
  3. (archaic) A specific area of space. [from 11th c.]
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) Sufficient space for or to do something. [from 15th c.]
    • 2010, Roger Bootle, The Telegraph, 12 Sep 2010:
      There are major disagreements within the Coalition and politicians always want to retain room for manoeuvre.
  5. (nautical) A space between the timbers of a ships frame. [from 15th c.]
  6. (countable) A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling. [from 15th c.] syn. transl.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
      Miss Bingley made no answer, and soon afterwards she got up and walked about the room.
  7. (countable) With possessive pronoun: ones bedroom.
    Go to your room!
  8. (in the plural) A set of rooms inhabited by someone; ones lodgings. [from 17th c.]
  9. (always singular) The people in a room. [from 17th c.]
    The room was on its feet.
  10. (mining) An area for working in a coal mine; also, in spelunking, a portion of a cave that is wider than a passage. [from 17th c.] syn.
  11. (Internet, countable) A forum or chat room. [from 20th c.]
    Some users may not be able to access the AOL room.

room (comparative more room, superlative most room)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Wide; spacious; roomy.

room (comparative more room, superlative most room)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.
  2. (nautical) Off from the wind.
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