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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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ROOM, noun

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 14:8.

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 20:24.

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, drawing room or bed-room; also an apartment in a ship, as the cook-room, bread-room, gun-room, etc.

7. A seat. Luke 14:8.

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.

ROOM, verb intransitive To occupy an apartment; to lodge; an academic use of the word. A B rooms at No. 7.