room-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the walled partitions within a building

Commentary: ROOM[+building][+component][+walled]

The living room has a fireplace.
That old hotel has a beautiful billiards room.
John is down in the control room.
These things are decided by back room politicians. (somewhat figurative)
They met online in a chat room (extension
The sales team has set up their war room on the third floor. (figurative)
Sally is renting rooms downtown.
How is the room temperature?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: physical space available for something

Commentary: ROOM[+space][+capacity][+physical]

This plant needs more room for its roots to grow.
The seats in the front of the plane have more leg room.
The dogs need room to run and play.
There's not enough room on that stage to perform a ballet.
Save some room for dessert.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: abstract state of allowance

Commentary: ROOM[+state][+abstract][+allowance]
NOTE: a figurative or metaphoric use of sense 2

His reply left no room for doubt.
Our performance this quarter left some room for improvement.
Such a controversial topic has plenty of room for disagreement.
There is no room for error on this mission.


Sense Number 4: the people present in a room

Commentary: ROOM[+social][+gathering][+people]

The room fell silent as John came in.
The whole room stood up and applauded him.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4