[klas-room, -roo m, klahs-]


a room, as in a school or college, in which classes are held.
any place where one learns or gains experience: The sea is the sailor's classroom.

Origin of classroom

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; class + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for classroom

homeroom, hall, lab, workshop, library, auditorium, theater, study

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a room in which classes are conducted, esp in a school or college
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Word Origin and History for classroom

also class-room, 1811, from class (n.) + room (n.).

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