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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.]

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]

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]
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
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

dormitory

[ˈdɔːrmɪtəri] n
[school, hostel] → dortoir m
(US) (= hall of residence) → résidence m universitairedormitory town nville f dortoir

dormitory

nSchlafsaal m; (US: = building) → Wohnheim nt; dormitory suburb or townSchlafstadt f

dormitory

[ˈdɔːmɪtrɪ] n & adjdormitorio (Am) (hall of residence) → casa dello studente
dormitory town → città f inv dormitorio inv

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.

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
References in classic literature ?
At eight o'clock a steward entered the car and announced that the time for going to bed had arrived; and in a few minutes the car was transformed into a dormitory. The backs of the seats were thrown back, bedsteads carefully packed were rolled out by an ingenious system, berths were suddenly improvised, and each traveller had soon at his disposition a comfortable bed, protected from curious eyes by thick curtains.
'Cisco was reached at seven in the morning; and an hour later the dormitory was transformed into an ordinary car, and the travellers could observe the picturesque beauties of the mountain region through which they were steaming.
One after another disappeared, each seeking his or her rude dormitory; and, before many minutes, Esther, who by this time had scolded the younger fry to sleep, found herself, if we except the usual watchman below, in solitary possession of the naked rock.
"I've put him in the small dormitory for the present....
His sitting-room was the first-floor front, his bedroom the second-floor front; and thus, whether he were sitting at his desk in his parlour, or standing before the dressing- glass in his dormitory, he had an equal opportunity of contemplating human nature in all the numerous phases it exhibits, in that not more populous than popular thoroughfare.
I saw that one of the women was Sarkoja, and thus understood how she had been present at the hearing of the preceding day, the results of which she had reported to the occupants of our dormitory last night.
The new part, containing the schoolroom and dormitory, was lit by mullioned and latticed windows, which gave it a church-like aspect; a stone tablet over the door bore this inscription:-
It was with a heavy heart that Nicholas soon afterwards--no, not retired; there was no retirement there--followed--to his dirty and crowded dormitory.
He thought it out alone in the dormitory, and came to the conclusion he had been unjust to Mahbub.
No talking, Bunny; there's a dormitory just overhead; but ours was in front, you remember, and if they had ever seen me I should have nipped back this way while they were watching the other."
It is certain that this monastery, which had a grand air, both as a church and as a seignory; that abbatial palace, where the bishops of Paris counted themselves happy if they could pass the night; that refectory, upon which the architect had bestowed the air, the beauty, and the rose window of a cathedral; that elegant chapel of the Virgin; that monumental dormitory; those vast gardens; that portcullis; that drawbridge; that envelope of battlements which notched to the eye the verdure of the surrounding meadows; those courtyards, where gleamed men at arms, intermingled with golden copes;--the whole grouped and clustered about three lofty spires, with round arches, well planted upon a Gothic apse, made a magnificent figure against the horizon.
I alone knew it for a fact; for night after night had I pulled the rope up after him when the rest of the dormitory were asleep, and kept awake by the hour to let it down again on a given signal.