verb (used without object)
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Origin of room
OTHER WORDS FROM roomun·der·room, noun
Words nearby room
Example sentences from the Web for rooming
When I returned to the rooming house in the late afternoon, I found a handwritten note pinned to the front door.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From a second-story window of a rooming house covered with red brick-patterned tarpaper comes the sound of a blues harmonica.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His life as the child of a vaudeville couple was one-step above living in the circus—cheap hotels and rooming houses were home.
Robinson signed on for $63.25 a month and moved into a rooming house.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach|Samuel G. Freedman|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He fancied himself a Marxist, lived in rooming houses under aliases and was a furtive, nasty man.
As Paul Lambrequin was clambering up the stairs of his rooming house, he met a man whose face was all wrong.My Fair Planet|Evelyn E. Smith
He had become acquainted with him through "Spoon," and recalled that he kept a rooming house for questionable purposes.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
He dodged a motor-car that was rooming down the hill and crossed to his captain.The Secret Wireless|Lewis E. Theiss
As far as you know, did Lee ever live in a rooming house around here?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Did he take a sandwich to the depository, or did he go home to his rooming house for lunch?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for rooming
Derived forms of roomroomer, noun
Word Origin for room
Idioms and Phrases with rooming
In addition to the idiom beginning with room
- room and board
- not enough room to swing a cat
- take up space (room)