room


room
noun
1 in a house/building
ADJECTIVE
big, cavernous, enormous, high, high-ceilinged, huge, large, spacious, vast
cramped, little, low (BrE), low-ceilinged, narrow, small, tiny

The rooms are cramped and narrow.

L-shaped
north-facing, south-facing, etc.
airy
airless, claustrophobic, stuffy, windowless
bright
dark, darkened, dim, dimly lit, dingy, pitch-black, shadowed, shadowy
dreary
chilly, cold, draughty/drafty (esp. BrE)
hot, warm
clean, tidy (esp. BrE)
dirty, dusty, messy, shabby, smelly
comfortable, cosy/cozy
attractive, beautiful, elegant, handsome, impressive, luxurious, magnificent, pretty
bare, bleak, empty
book-lined
tiled, wood-panelled/wood-paneled
crowded
smoke-filled, smoky
quiet, silent
private
locked
adjacent, adjoining, next
attic, back, basement, downstairs, front, upstairs

I was renting a tiny basement room at that time.

first-floor, second-floor, etc.
guest, spare

Our guests are sleeping in the spare room.

hotel, motel
double, family, single
dorm
bedsitting (BrE)
rented
breakfast, dining, drawing, living, main, reception, sitting (BrE), utility
laundry
dressing, make-up, rehearsal
control
fitness, weight, weights (BrE)
news, press

He emailed his report back to the news room.

committee, conference, meeting
break (AmE)
storage, store (usually storeroom)
incident (BrE), interview

Police have set up an incident room at the scene of the murder.

changing (esp. BrE), locker, shower
emergency (AmE), first-aid, hospital, medical, operating (AmE), recovery, treatment
waiting
common, lecture, reading, seminar, staff (usually staffroom)
boiler, engine
computer
throne
VERB + ROOM
burst into, come into, creep into, enter, go into, hurry into, march into, reach, run into, rush into, slip into, sneak into, step into, storm into, stride into, walk into, wander into

Suddenly Katie burst into the room.

back out of, come out of, creep out of, exit, flounce out of, go out of, hurry out of, leave, march out of, run out of, rush out of, slip out of, step out of, storm out of, stride out of, walk out of

As soon as the teacher left the room there was uproar.

show sb to, usher sb into
cross
go around, go round (esp. BrE)
wander around, wander round (esp. BrE), wander through

I wandered restlessly around my room.

walk, walk around, walk round (esp. BrE)
pace, pace around, pace round (esp. BrE)

He was pacing the room nervously.

prowl, prowl around, prowl round (esp. BrE)

She prowled around the room like a caged tiger.

echo around, echo round (esp. BrE), echo through, run around, run round (esp. BrE)

A ripple of laughter ran around the room.

glance around, glance round (esp. BrE), look around, look round (esp. BrE), scan
search
fill
clean, tidy (esp. BrE)
decorate, paint

a room decorated with flowers

a room decorated in pastel shades (BrE)

air, air out (AmE), ventilate
light

a room lit by one dusty light bulb

share

I used to share a room with my sister.

occupy
vacate

Guests are requested to vacate their rooms by 11 a.m.

set aside

a room set aside for quiet study

book, hire (esp. BrE), rent

We hired a room for the party.

I rented a room while looking for a house to buy.

ROOM + VERB
adjoin sth, face sth, overlook sth

The room adjoins the hotel kitchens.

contain sth

The room contained little more than a table and chair.

be crammed with sth, be filled with sth, be full of sth
be equipped with sth, be furnished with sth, have sth

The patient was in a private room equipped with bathroom and TV.

measure sth

a room measuring 28 feet by 34

darken
fall silent, go quiet, go silent, grow quiet

The room fell silent as she rose to speak.

smell

The room smelled of stale sweat and coffee.

spin, sway

She felt sick and the room was spinning.

ROOM + NOUN
key
number
lights
mate (usually room-mate)
service
temperature

This wine should be served at room temperature.

rates

Soaring room rates have put tourists off visiting the city.

PREPOSITION
around a/the room, round a/the room (esp. BrE)
from room to room

She flew from room to room looking for the fire extinguisher.

in a/the room, inside a/the room, into a/the room
2 space; enough space
ADJECTIVE
ample, considerable, enough, sufficient
insufficient (esp. BrE)
extra
head, leg (usually headroom, legroom)
wiggle (= opportunity to make adjustments)

There is some wiggle room for varying interpretations.

VERB + ROOM
find, leave, make

We had to move the furniture to make room for the piano.

have

Do you have enough room?

give sb
PREPOSITION
room for

Will there be enough room for that dishwasher in your kitchen?

The sales figures are good, but there is still room for improvement. (figurative)

PHRASES
room for manoeuvre/maneuver

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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