A room is an interior space for a specific activity:
- You can get a room at a hotel.
- Hospitals have rooms for patients.
- A locker room is a place where athletes change their clothes for sporting events.
- A dressing room is a place where performers change their clothes for performances.
- An office is a room in which people do work for a company.
There are specific rooms in a house.
- You sleep in a bedroom.
- A living room or a family room is a place where a family gathers.
- A dining room is a place to eat meals.
- A bathroom is a place for cleaning your body.
Facilities for going to the bathroom go by various names:
- Men use the men’s room.
- Women use the ladies’ room.
- There are signs in public places for restrooms. A restroom is a bathroom.
- Some people call a bathroom a washroom.
The word "room" can also be used when talking about personal space or personal development:
- A person needs room to grow.
- I need some room to work here. (I need an area in which to do some work: a desk, a table, floor space.)
- Give me some room.
- Do you have enough room to sit down?
- Let me give you some room.
When the word "room" is used as a verb, it means to share space–a room or an apartment–with another person:
- Who are you rooming with?
- Joe says he’s rooming with two other guys next year.
- Lisa says she’s rooming with some friends when she visits Italy.
The person with whom you share a room or an apartment is called a roommate.
- Bob has two roommates.
- Cindy is looking for a couple of roommates for a house.
- Ted complains about his roommate all the time. He should get a new roommate.
When the word "roomy" is used as an adjective, it means that there is a lot of space.
- The inside of this car is very roomy.
- Sophia likes her apartment because it’s so roomy.
- Hotel suites are popular because guests find them roomy enough for an entire family.
Click here for more vocabulary words.
June 20, 2018