Definition of Dormitory

1. Noun. A college or university building containing living quarters for students.

Exact synonyms: Dorm, Hall, Residence Hall, Student Residence
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice, Living Quarters, Quarters
Specialized synonyms: Hall Of Residence



2. Noun. A large sleeping room containing several beds.

Definition of Dormitory

1. n. A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school.

Definition of Dormitory

1. Noun. A room containing a number of beds (and often some other furniture and/or utilities) for sleeping, often applied to student and backpacker accommodation of this kind. Common abbreviation: dorm ¹

2. Noun. A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities. ¹

3. Noun. Short for dormitory town, a suburban or rural settlement housing city workers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dormitory

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dormitory

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dormice
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dormitions
dormitive
dormitive principle
dormitive principles
dormitive virtue
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dormitory (current term)
dormitory room
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Literary usage of Dormitory

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1. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"THE NEW dormitory Description of the first dormitory unit which it is hoped will be soon followed by others. Two fraternity houses in the unit. ..."

2. No Minor Matter: Children in Maryland's Jails by Michael Bochenek, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"Floor-to-ceiling bars run along the front of the dormitory; one of the other walls has four ... The shower and bathroom are at the back of the dormitory. ..."

3. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"dormitory. In au effort to increase the number of operators, the Telephone ... The Cathedral dormitory was opened by the Telephone Company and operators ..."

4. Space and the Architect: Lessons in Architecture 2 by Herman Hertzberger (2000)
"In this predominantly rural area the dormitory stands opposite one of the YKK ... The dormitory comprises a hundred or so dwelling units, fully equipped as ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"111., gift of funds for a dormitory for boys, at Morgan Park Academy. ... Chicago, 111., gift to the University of Chicago for a dormitory for women, ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"The great dormitory was prepared for a siege, and the school rose in open rebellion. After a resistance of some days, during which a charge of sparrow-shot ..."

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