- space in which to stand, as in a theater, stadium, or the like.
- accommodation for standing.
Origin of standing room
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for standing room
Last week, a standing-room only crowd watched Charlie Rose interview him at the New York Public Library.
Last week, a standing-room only crowd watched Charlie Rose interview Rohatyn at the New York Public Library.
It is true there was standing-room, but it was dangerous to move.Jack of Both Sides
"Take the helm, Phil," said Mr. Waterford, as I walked aft to the standing-room.Desk and Debit
At the third she was informed that there was standing-room only.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
Jim dropped the snapping shell-fish into a tub in the standing-room.
Grasping the animal by the scruff of the neck, he tossed him into the standing-room.