What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Room

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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Some articles on room:

Ottoman (furniture)
... 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 ...
Audiophile - Audio Playback Components
... 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 ...
Rideau Hall - Architecture
... Unlike the present arrangement, the rooms of the McKay villa for entertaining, sleeping, and service were dispersed throughout the two floors of the structure, with the main parlour located on the second level ... 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 ... from the boudoir is today the window of the Pauline Vanier Room ...
National Library Of India - History - Discovery of Hidden Chamber
... taking stock of the library building, the conservation engineers discovered a previously unknown room ... The ground-floor room, about 1000 sq ... The ASI archaeologists tried to search the first floor area (that forms the ceiling of the room) for a trap door, but found nothing ...
Wild At Heart (film) - Plot
... 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 ... Dafoe) in a feed store robbery, Lula waits for him in the hotel room, being sick and pining for better times ...

More definitions of "room":

  • (noun): Space for movement.
    Example: "Room to pass"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
    Synonyms: way, elbow room
  • (noun): Opportunity for.
    Example: "Room for improvement"
  • (noun): The people who are present in a room.
    Example: "The whole room was cheering"
  • (verb): Live and take one's meals at or in.
    Synonyms: board

Famous quotes containing the word room:

    Twenty-four-hour room service generally refers to the length of time that it takes for the club sandwich to arrive. This is indeed disheartening, particularly when you’ve ordered scrambled eggs.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors.
    Frank Butler (1890–1967)

    “Mother” has always been a generic term synonymous with love, devotion, and sacrifice. There’s always been something mystical and reverent about them. They’re the Walter Cronkites of the human race . . . infallible, virtuous, without flaws and conceived without original sin, with no room for ambivalence.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)