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Meaning of DORMITORY

Pronunciation:  'dormi`towree

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

DORMITORY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dorm, dorm room, dormitory room, hall, residence hall, student residence
 See Also: bedchamber, bedroom, building, chamber, edifice, hall of residence, living quarters, quarters, sleeping room



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dor"mi*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Dormitories}. [L.
dormitorium, fr. dormitorius of or for sleeping, fr. dormire
to sleep. See {Dormant}.]
1. 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. --Thackeray.

2. A burial place. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

         My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in
         our dormitory, joining to the parish church.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a dormitory, represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are always learning and not just in the classroom. If you are currently a college student who live in a dormitory, then this symbol may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and hold similar meaning as a house.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bedchamber, bedroom, boardinghouse, boudoir, chamber, cubicle, cubiculum, dorm, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, guest house, hospice, hostel, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodging house, nursery, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse, rooming house, sleeping room, tavern