1 in a house/building
big, cavernous, enormous, high, high-ceilinged, huge, large, palatial, spacious, vast |
cell-like, cramped, little, low, low-ceilinged, narrow, small, tiny | L-shaped, odd-shaped | north-facing, south-facing, etc. | airy, well-ventilated | airless,
claustrophobic, stuffy, windowless | bright | dark, dim, dimly-lit, dingy, moonlit, pitch-dark, shadowed,
shadowy, unlighted | depressing, dreary | chilly, cold,
draughty | hot, warm | clean,
tidy | dirty, dusty, scruffy, shabby, smelly, untidy | comfortable, cosy, homely |
attractive, beautiful, elegant,
graceful, gracious, handsome,
impressive, luxurious, magnificent, pretty | bare,
bleak, empty | book-lined |
newly-painted, whitewashed |
tiled, wood-panelled | crowded,
overcrowded | smoke-filled, smoky | quiet, silent | locked | adjacent, adjoining | attic, back, basement, downstairs, front, upstairs | first-floor, second-floor, etc. | guest, spare
Our guests are sleeping in the spare room.
| hotel | double, family, single, three-bedded,
twin-bedded | bed-sitting | rented | breakfast, dining, living, reception, sitting, utility | dressing, make-up, rehearsal |
control | fitness, weight-training | news, press
He emailed his report back to the news room.
conference, meeting | storage,
| incident, interview
Police have set up an incident room at the scene of the murder.
| changing, locker, shower | emergency,
first-aid, medical, recovery,
treatment | lecture, reading, seminar, staff
| boiler, engine
VERB + ROOM
burst into, come/go into, creep into, enter, hurry into, march into, run/rush into, slip/sneak into, step into, storm into, stride into, walk into,
wander into | back out of,
come/go out of, creep out of, flounce out of, hurry out of, leave, march out of, run/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 into, usher sb into | cross, go around/round, pace (around/round), prowl (around/round), walk, wander around/round
He was pacing the room nervously. She prowled around the room like a caged tiger. I wandered restlessly round my room.
| echo around/round, run around/round
A ripple of laughter ran round the room.
| glance, look around/round, scan | fill | clean, tidy | decorate, paint
a room decorated in pastel shades
| air, ventilate | light
a room lit by one dusty light bulb
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, 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 colour TV.
| measure sth
a room measuring 6 metres by 7
| darken | fall silent, grow quiet
The room fell silent as she rose to speak.
The room smelled of stale sweat and coffee.
| spin, sway
She felt sick and the room was spinning.
ROOM + NOUN
key | number | lighting, lights | mate
(also room-mate) (= person who you share a room or house with)
| service | temperature
This wine should be served at room temperature.
Soaring room rates have put tourists off visiting the city.
around/round a/the ~, from ~ to ~
She flew from room to room looking for the fire extinguisher.
| in/into a/the ~, inside a/the ~
2 space; enough space
ample, considerable, enough, sufficient | insufficient | head
We had to move the furniture to make room for the piano.
Will there be enough room for that large sofa in your sitting room? (figurative) The sales figures are good, but there is still room for improvement.
room for manoeuvre
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