Définition room | dictionnaire d’Anglais Cobuild pour apprenants

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room  

  ( rooms    plural & 3rd person present)   ( rooming    present participle)   ( roomed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A room is one of the separate sections or parts of the inside of a building. Rooms have their own walls, ceilings, floors, and doors, and are usually used for particular activities. You can refer to all the people who are in a room as the room.  
A minute later he excused himself and left the room..., The whole room roared with laughter.     
2       n-count   If you talk about your room, you are referring to the room that you alone use, especially your bedroom at home or your office at work.  
poss N  
If you're running upstairs, go to my room and bring down my sweater, please.     
3       n-count   A room is a bedroom in a hotel.  
Toni booked a room in an hotel not far from Arzfeld.     
4       verb   If you roomwith someone, you share a rented room, apartment, or house with them, for example when you are a student.  
  (AM)  
I had roomed with him in New Haven when we were both at Yale Law School.      V with n, Also V together  
5       n-uncount   If there is room somewhere, there is enough empty space there for people or things to be fitted in, or for people to move freely or do what they want to.  
There is usually room to accommodate up to 80 visitors...     
    leg room  
    standing room  
6       n-uncount   If there is roomfor a particular kind of behaviour or action, people are able to behave in that way or to take that action.  
usu N for n  
The intensity of the work left little room for personal grief or anxiety...     
7    If you have room for manoeuvre, you have the opportunity to change your plans if it becomes necessary or desirable.  
room for manoeuvre      phrase   PHR after v, poss PHR, with PHR  
With an election looming, he has little room for manoeuvre.     
8   
    changing room  
    chat room  
    common room  
    consulting room  
    dining room  
    drawing room  
    dressing room  
    elbow room  
    emergency room  
    ladies' room  
    leg room  
    living room  
    locker room  
    men's room  
    morning room  
    powder room  
    reading room  
    reception room  
    rest room  
    spare room  
    standing room  
    to give something houseroom  
    houseroom  


changing room        ( changing rooms    plural  ) A changing room is a room where you can change your clothes and usually have a shower, for example at a sports centre.      n-count  
chat room        ( chat rooms    plural  ) A chat room is a site on the Internet where people can exchange messages about a particular subject.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
common room        ( common rooms    plural  ) , common-room   A common room is a room in a university or school where people can sit, talk, and relax.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
consulting room        ( consulting rooms    plural  ) A doctor's or therapist's consulting room is the room in which they see their patients.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use doctor's office     
cutting room     
Thecutting room in a film production company is the place where the film is edited.      n-sing   usu the N  
Her scene ended up on the cutting room floor.     
day room        ( day rooms    plural  ) A day room is a room in a hospital where patients can sit and relax during the day.      n-count  
dealing room        ( dealing rooms    plural  ) A dealing room is a place where shares, currencies, or commodities are bought and sold.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
delivery room        ( delivery rooms    plural  ) In a hospital, the delivery room is the room where women give birth to their babies.      n-count  
dining room        ( dining rooms    plural  ) , dining-room   The dining room is the room in a house where people have their meals, or a room in a hotel where meals are served.      n-count   usu the N  
drawing room        ( drawing rooms    plural  ) A drawing room is a room, especially a large room in a large house, where people sit and relax, or entertain guests.  
FORMAL      n-count  
dressing room        ( dressing rooms    plural  ) , dressing-room  
1       n-count   A dressing room is a room in a theatre where performers can dress and get ready for their performance.  
2       n-count   A dressing room is a room at a sports stadium where players can change and get ready for their game.  
  (BRIT)   (=changing room)  
in AM, use locker room     
elbow room  
1       n-uncount   Elbow room is the freedom to do what you want to do or need to do in a particular situation.  
INFORMAL  
(=leeway)  

His speech was designed to give himself more political elbow room.     
2       n-uncount   If there is enough elbow room in a place or vehicle, it is not too small or too crowded.  
INFORMAL  
(=space)  

There was not much elbow room in the cockpit of a Snipe.     
emergency room        ( emergency rooms    plural  ) The emergency room is the room or department in a hospital where people who have severe injuries or sudden illnesses are taken for emergency treatment. The abbreviation ER is often used.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, usually use casualty, A & E     
engine room        ( engine rooms    plural  )
1       n-count   On a boat or a ship, the engine room is the place where the engines are.  
2       n-count   If you refer to something as theengine roomof an organization or institution, you mean it is the most important or influential part of that organization or institution.  
oft the N of n  
These firms are regarded as the engine room of the British economy.     
guest room        ( guest rooms    plural  ) A guest room is a bedroom in a house or hotel for visitors or guests to sleep in.      n-count  
incident room        ( incident rooms    plural  ) An incident room is a room used by the police while they are dealing with a major crime or accident.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   usu sing  
Police have set up an incident room as they begin to investigate this morning's fire.     
ladies' room     
Some people refer to a public toilet for women as the ladies' room.      n-sing   usu the N   (=ladies)  
leg room     
Leg room is the amount of space, especially in a car or other vehicle, that is available in front of your legs.      n-uncount  
Tall drivers won't have enough leg room.     
living room        ( living rooms    plural  ) , living-room   The living room in a house is the room where people sit and relax.      n-count   (=sitting room, lounge)  
We were sitting on the couch in the living room watching TV.     
locker room        ( locker rooms    plural  ) A locker room is a room in which there are a lot of lockers.      n-count  
men's room        ( men's rooms    plural  ) Themen's room is a toilet for men in a public building.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   usu the N in sing  
morning room        ( morning rooms    plural  ) , morning-room   In some large, old houses, the morning room is a living room which gets the sun in the morning.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
operating room        ( operating rooms    plural  ) An operating room is the same as an operating theatre.  
  (AM)      n-count  
powder room        ( powder rooms    plural  ) A powder room is a room for women in a public building such as a hotel, where they can use the toilet, have a wash, or put on make-up.  
FORMAL      n-count  
press room        ( press rooms    plural  ) , pressroom   A press room is a room for journalists to use at a special event.      n-count  
reading room        ( reading rooms    plural  ) A reading room is a quiet room in a library or museum where you can read and study.      n-count  
reception room        ( reception rooms    plural  ) A reception room is a room in a house, for example a living room, where people can sit. This expression is often used in descriptions of houses that are for sale.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
rest room        ( rest rooms    plural  ) , restroom   In a restaurant, theatre, or other public place, a rest room is a room with a toilet for customers to use.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, usually use toilet     
room service     
Room service is a service in a hotel by which meals or drinks are provided for guests in their rooms.      n-uncount  
The hotel did not normally provide room service...     
sitting room        ( sitting rooms    plural  ) , sitting-room   A sitting room is a room in a house where people sit and relax.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use living room     
smoke-filled room        ( smoke-filled rooms    plural  ) If you talk about a decision being made in a smoke-filled room, you mean that it is made by a small group of people in a private meeting, rather than in a more democratic or open way.      n-count  
  (disapproval)   
...long discussions in smoke-filled rooms.     
spare room        ( spare rooms    plural  ) A spare room is a bedroom which is kept especially for visitors to sleep in.      n-count  
standing room     
Standing room is space in a room or bus, where people can stand when all the seats have been occupied.      n-uncount  
The place quickly fills up so it's soon standing room only.     
tea room        ( tea rooms    plural  ) , tearoom   A tea room is the same as a tea shop.      n-count; n-in-names  
utility room        ( utility rooms    plural  ) A utility room is a room in a house which is usually connected to the kitchen and which contains things such as a washing machine, sink, and cleaning equipment.      n-count  
waiting room        ( waiting rooms    plural  ) , waiting-room   A waiting room is a room in a place such as a railway station or a clinic, where people can sit down while they wait.      n-count  
women's room        ( women's rooms    plural  ) Thewomen's room is a toilet for women in a public building.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   usu the N in sing  
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild  
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room  

1    allowance, area, capacity, compass, elbowroom, expanse, extent, latitude, leeway, margin, play, range, scope, space, territory, volume  
2    apartment, chamber, office  
3    chance, occasion, opportunity, scope  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

powder room n.
toilet
for ladies

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Babelina:

slang for "lavatory for women "

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q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
n.
one who designs a room interior

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