rooming house

rooming house
noun (C) AmE a house where you can rent a room to live in; lodging house BrE

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  • rooming house — rooming houses N COUNT A rooming house is a building that is divided into small flats or single rooms which people rent to live in. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • rooming house — n AmE a house where people can rent a room to live in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rooming house — ☆ rooming house n. a house with furnished rooms for rent …   English World dictionary

  • rooming house — noun a house where rooms are rented • Syn: ↑lodging house • Hypernyms: ↑house, ↑accommodation • Hyponyms: ↑flophouse, ↑dosshouse * * * noun, pl ⋯ houses [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rooming house — UK [ˈruːmɪŋ ˌhaʊs] / US [ˈrumɪŋ ˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms rooming house : singular rooming house plural rooming houses mainly American a lodging house …   English dictionary

  • rooming house — Synonyms and related words: boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, guest house, hospice, hostel, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodging house, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse, tavern …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rooming house — room|ing house [ rumıŋ ,haus ] noun count a house that consists of rooms that people can rent. British lodging house …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rooming house — a house with furnished rooms to rent; lodging house. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rooming house — room′ing house n. a house with furnished rooms to rent …   From formal English to slang

  • rooming house — A house where bedrooms as such are furnished paying guests. Cedar Rapids Invest. Co. v Commodore Hotel Co. 205 Iowa 736, 218 NW 510, 56 ALR 1098. See lodging house …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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