The room was on its feet.
Some users may not be able to access the AOL room.
An example of a room is a kitchen.
That easy chair takes up too much room.
Room for doubt.
Room for one more, room to move around in.
Room for doubt.
Origin of room
- Middle English roum from Old English rūm reuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English roum, rom, rum, from Old English rÅ«m (“roomy, spacious, ample, extensive, large, open, unencumbered, unoccupied, temporal, long, extended, great, liberal, unrestricted, unfettered, clear, loose, free from conditions, free from occupation, not restrained within due limits, lax, far-reaching, abundant, noble, august"), from Proto-Germanic *rÅ«maz (“roomy, spacious"), from Proto-Indo-European *rowÉ™- (“free space"). Cognate with Scots roum (“spacious, roomy"), Dutch ruim (“roomy, spacious, wide"), Danish rum (“wide, spacious"), Icelandic rúmur (“spacious").
- From Middle English roum, from Old English rÅ«m (“room, space"), from Proto-Germanic *rÅ«mÄ… (“room"), from Proto-Indo-European *rowÉ™- (“free space"). Cognate with Low German Ruum, Dutch ruim (“space"), German Raum (“space, interior space"), Danish rum (“space, locality"), Norwegian rom (“space"), Swedish rum (“space, location"), and also with Latin rÅ«s (“country, field, farm") through Indo-European. More at rural.
- From Middle English rome, from Old English rÅ«me (“widely, spaciously, roomily, far and wide, so as to extend over a wide space, liberally, extensively, amply, abundantly, in a high degree, without restriction or encumbrance, without the pressure of care, light-heartedly, without obstruction, plainly, clearly, in detail"). Cognate with Dutch ruim (“amply", adv).
- Apparently an exception to the Great Vowel Shift, which otherwise would have produced the pronunciation /ɹaÊŠm/, but /aÊŠ/ does not occur before noncoronal consonants in Modern English.