A room is any distinguishable space within a structure. Usually, a room is separated from other spaces or passageways by interior walls; moreover, it is separated from outdoor areas by an exterior wall, sometimes with a door. Historically the use of rooms dates at least to early Minoan cultures about 2200 BC, where excavations on Santorini, Greece at Akrotiri reveal clearly defined rooms within certain structures.
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... The interaction between the loudspeakers and the room (room acoustics) plays an important part in sound quality ... and are affected by the contents of the room ... Room dimensions can create standing waves at particular (usually low) frequencies ...
... They go to a hotel where she reserved a room, make love and go to see the speed metal band Powermad ... Later, back in the room, after making love again, Sailor and Lula finally decide to run away to California, breaking Sailor's parole ... Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe) in a feed store robbery, Lula waits for him in the hotel room, being sick and pining for better times ...
... engineers discovered a previously unknown room ... The ground-floor room, about 1000 sq ... the first floor area (that forms the ceiling of the room) for a trap door, but found nothing ...
... Unlike the present arrangement, the rooms of the McKay villa for entertaining, sleeping, and service were dispersed throughout the two floors of the ... Along the south front were a library, a dining room, and a boudoir, all with French doors opening onto a narrow balcony the dining room was served by three of these doors, one of which now opens ... door originally opening from the boudoir is today the window of the Pauline Vanier Room ...
... Ottomans can be used in other rooms besides the living room, different designs can be used in the bedroom, gaming room, family room and guest room ...
More definitions of "room":
- (noun): An area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling.
Example: "The rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
- (noun): Space for movement.
Example: "Room to pass"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
Synonyms: way, elbow room
- (verb): Live and take one's meals at or in.
- (noun): Opportunity for.
Example: "Room for improvement"
Famous quotes containing the word room:
“In this world theres room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goosestepped us into misery and bloodshed.”
—Charlie Chaplin (18891977)
“Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“... women can never do efficient and general service in hospitals until their dress is prescribed by laws inexorable as those of the Medes and Persians. Then, that dress should be entirely destitute of steel, starch, whale-bone, flounces, and ornaments of all descriptions; should rest on the shoulders, have a skirt from the waist to the ankle, and a waist which leaves room for breathing.”
—Jane Grey Swisshelm (18151884)