dormitory definition

  • noun:
    • a space providing resting quarters for several people.
    • A building for housing numerous people, as at a school or resort.
    • a residential district whose residents commute to a nearby town for work and relaxation.
    • an area containing some beds (and sometimes various other furnishings and/or utilities) for resting, frequently put on pupil and backpacker accommodation for this sort. Common acronym: dorm
    • A building or part of a building which houses pupils, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep here and use public additional facilities.
    • Short for dormitory city, a suburban or rural settlement housing city employees
    • A sleeping space, or a building containing a number of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment with the capacity of containing many bedrooms; esp., one linked to a college or boarding college.
    • A burial place.
    • a spot, building, or room to sleep in.
    • That part of a boarding-school or any other institution where inmates sleep, frequently a big room, either available or split by low partitions, or a series of areas opening upon a standard hallway or corridor: in American universities, often a whole building divided in to sleeping-rooms.
    • A burial-place; a cemetery. See cemetery, with the exact same etymological meaning.
    • a big sleeping area containing a few beds
    • a college or college building containing lifestyle quarters for students

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