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noun room pronunciation in American English /rum/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a part of a building with a floor, walls, and a ceiling
    On the second floor were two large empty rooms.
    Annie ran out of the room.
    1. a.
      [countable] a bedroom in a home or in a place such as a hotel
      My mom told me to clean up my room.
      I’m staying in Room 52.
      a double/single room
    2. b.
      [countable] [usually singular] all the people in a room
      The whole room stood up and cheered.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the amount of space that is needed for a particular purpose
    There isn’t much room in here.
    room for: Is there room for one more in your car?
    room for someone to do something: There was just enough room for them all to sit down.
    room to do something: The band was good, but there was no room to dance.
    take up room: This table takes up too much room.
    make room (=create space by moving other things): We need to make room in here for the computer.
    leave room for something: Leave room between each plant for the roots to grow.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the possibility for something to exist or happen
    room for: There is plenty of room for disagreement in this controversial area.
    There’s no room for doubt as to who did this.
    there is room for improvement (=an indirect way of saying something is not very good): There is clearly room for improvement in a number of management areas.


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