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roomnoun

uk   /ruːm/ /rʊm/ us   /ruːm/ /rʊm/
  • room noun (PLACE)

A1 [C] a part of the inside of a building that is separated from other parts by walls, floor, and ceiling: I like this room - it has plenty of light. I could hear people talking in the next room. She's waiting for you in the conference room upstairs.figurative The whole room (= all the people in the room) turned and looked at her.
a bedroom: She's upstairs in her room. Go tidy your room, or you can't watch TV tonight. a single/double room (= a bedroom for one person/two people)
[C] used as a combining form in the names of particular rooms: a bedroom a bathroom a dining room a living room
rooms [plural] UK old-fashioned
a set of rented rooms, especially in a college or university

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  • room noun (SPACE)

B1 [U] the amount of space that someone or something needs: That sofa would take up too much room in the flat. James took the books off the little table to make room for the television. He's fainted! Don't crowd him - give him room. Is there (enough/any) room for me in the car? [+ to infinitive] There's hardly room to move in here.
[U] opportunity for doing something: I feel the company has little room for/to manoeuvre.

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  • If we push the table back against the wall, we'll have more room.
  • Come and stay with us - we've got bags of room.
  • Scoot over and make room for your sister.
  • We have no room for shirkers in this office.
  • Shove over, Lena, and make some room for me.

roomverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ruːm/ /rʊm/ us   /ruːm/ /rʊm/ US
(Definition of room from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"room" in American English

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roomnoun

us   /rum, rʊm/
  • room noun (PLACE)

[C] an area within a building that has its own walls, floor, ceiling, and door: The house has a laundry room.
  • room noun (SPACE)

[U] space available for something: Is there any room for me in the car? fig. She writes better, but there is still room for improvement.

roomverb [I always + adv/prep]

us   /rum, rʊm/
to share a room with someone, esp. a rented room: I roomed with Anita in college.
(Definition of room from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"room" in Business English

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roomnoun

uk   /ruːm, rʊm/ us  
[C] a part of the inside of a building that is separated from other parts by walls, floor, and ceiling: a meeting/conference/dining room
[U] opportunity for doing something: room for sth I feel the company has little room for manoeuvre.
rooms [plural]
PROPERTY rooms that you rent in a building: He lived in rooms above a shop.
room for improvement
used to say that something is not good enough and could be made better: The business is doing well, but there is definitely room for improvement.
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roomverb [I]

uk   /ruːm, rʊm/ us   PROPERTY
to rent a room from someone, or share a rented room with someone: He rooms with one of his colleagues.
(Definition of room from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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