standing room

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standing room

Space in which to stand, as in a public place where all seats are filled.

stand′ing-room′ adj.

stand′ing room`

1. space in which to stand, as in a theater or stadium.
2. accommodation for standing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standing room - room for passengers or spectators to stand; "there was standing room for thousands more people"
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
References in classic literature ?
He went to a music-hall, but it was Saturday night and there was standing-room only: after half an hour of boredom his legs grew tired and he went home.
People were fighting savagely for standing-room in the carriages even at two o'clock.
But how say ye, my lords and gentleman and honourable boards, shall we not find good standing-room left for a little sentiment, if we look into our crowds?
It has proposed replacing seats with a standing-room option.
Much of Mawrdew Czgowchwz comes from McCourt's experiences as a teenager waiting "on the line" for standing-room tickets at the old Metropolitan Opera.