dormitory

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dormitorium (a sleeping-room), neuter of dormitorius (belonging to sleep), dormitor (a sleeper), from dormire (to sleep).

NounEdit

dormitory (plural dormitories)

  1. 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
  2. A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities.
  3. Short for dormitory town, a suburban or rural settlement housing city workers
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  • Common abbreviation: dorm

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Last modified on 13 February 2014, at 12:27