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dor·mi·to·ry

 (dôr′mĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. dor·mi·to·ries
1. A building for housing a number of persons, as at a school or resort.
2. A room providing sleeping quarters for a number of persons.
3. A community whose inhabitants commute to a nearby city for employment and recreation.

[Middle English dormitorie, from Latin dormītōrium, from dormītōrius, of sleep, from dormītus, past participle of dormīre, to sleep.]
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dormitory

(ˈdɔːmɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a large room, esp at a school or institution, containing several beds
2. (Architecture) US a building, esp at a college or camp, providing living and sleeping accommodation
3. (Human Geography) (modifier) Brit denoting or relating to an area from which most of the residents commute to work (esp in the phrase dormitory suburb)
Often (for senses 1, 2) shortened to: dorm
[C15: from Latin dormītōrium, from dormīre to sleep]
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dor•mi•to•ry

(ˈdɔr mɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a building, as at a college, containing rooms and facilities for residents.
2. a large room, containing a number of beds and serving as communal sleeping quarters.
adj.
3. of or designating a community inhabited mainly by commuters: dormitory suburbs.
[1475–85; < Latin dormītōrium bedroom, derivative of dormī(re) to sleep]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dormitory - a college or university building containing living quarters for studentsdormitory - a college or university building containing living quarters for students
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
hall of residence - a university dormitory
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
2.dormitory - a large sleeping room containing several bedsdormitory - a large sleeping room containing several beds
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
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Translations
قاعَة أو عَمارَة نَوم للطُّلابقَاعَةُ النَوْم
noclehárnastudentská kolejubytovna
sovesalkollegium
makuusali
spavaonica
hálóterem
heimavistarhús, stúdentagarîur
がくせいりょうしゃいんりょうしょくいんりょうりょう共同寝室
기숙사
bendrabutis
guļamzālekopmitne/dienesta viesnica
spoločná nocľaháreňštudentský domov
spalnica
sovsal
หอพัก
ký túc xá

dormitory

[ˈdɔːmɪtrɪ]
A. N
1. (= bedroom) → dormitorio m
2. (US) (= hall of residence) → residencia f
B. CPD dormitory suburb N (Brit) → barrio m dormitorio
dormitory town N (Brit) → ciudad f dormitorio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dormitory

[ˈdɔːrmɪtəri] n
[school, hostel] → dortoir m
(US) (= hall of residence) → résidence m universitairedormitory town nville f dortoir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dormitory

nSchlafsaal m; (US: = building) → Wohnheim nt; dormitory suburb or townSchlafstadt f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

dormitory

[ˈdɔːmɪtrɪ] n & adjdormitorio (Am) (hall of residence) → casa dello studente
dormitory town → città f inv dormitorio inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

dormitory

(ˈdoːmitri) plural ˈdormitories noun
1. a room used for sleeping in, with many beds.
2. (American) a building with rooms for university students to live in.
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dormitory

قَاعَةُ النَوْم ubytovna sovesal Schlafsaal κοιτώνας dormitorio makuusali dortoir spavaonica camerata 共同寝室 기숙사 slaapzaal sovesal sala sypialna dormitório общая спальня sovsal หอพัก yatakhane ký túc xá 宿舍
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The teaching team consisted of nine tutors who lived at each end of the five dormatories.