dormitory

[n] - a large sleeping room containing several beds 2. [n] - a college or university building containing living quarters for students
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dormitory

Originally the sleeping quarters of monks. In some monasteries the dormitories were on the ground floor, giving easy communication with the church, though generally...
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Dormitory

In some abbeys and monasteries the monks would all sleep in a large shared room known as a dormitory. In others they would sleep in separate cells.
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Dormitory

Dor'mi·to·ry noun ; plural Dormitories . [ Latin dormitorium , from dormitorius of or for sleeping, from dormire to sleep. See Dormant .] 1. A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of contai...
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dormitory

dorm noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
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dormitory

dorm room noun a large sleeping room containing several beds
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Dormitory

• (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. • (n.) A burial place.
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dormitory

dormitory 1. A room providing sleeping quarters for a number of people. 2. A building for housing a number of people, as at a school or resort for sleeping and shelter.
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Dormitory

A dormitory is a sleeping apartment. The term was originally generally used with reference to the sleeping room of the inmates of monasteries and religious establishments, which was of considerable size, and sometimes had a range of cells parted off on each side, as in the Bede-house at Higham Ferrars, Northamptonshire, and St. Mary's hospital, Chi...
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Dormitory

A dormitory (dorm) or hall of residence (halls) is a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students. In the United States dorm is the most common term while the UK equivalent is halls. ==Higher education== Most colleges and universities provide singl...
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