Amber room - () A room formerly in the Czar's Summer Palace in Russia,
which was richly decorated with walls and fixtures made from amber. The
amber was removed by occupying German troops during the Second World
War and has, as of 1997, never been recovered. The room is being
recreated from old photographs by Russian artisans.
Anteroom - (n.) A room before, or forming an entrance to, another; a
Ballroom - (n.) A room for balls or dancing.
Barroom - (n.) A room containing a bar or counter at which liquors are
Bedroom - (n.) A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging
Bedroom - (n.) Room in a bed.
Bridegroom - (n.) A man newly married, or just about to be married.
Broom - (n.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep
with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western
Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular
branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers.
Broom - (n.) An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the
panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long
wooden handle; -- so called because originally made of the twigs of the
Broom - (v. t.) See Bream.
Broom corn - () A variety of Sorghum vulgare, having a joined stem, like
maize, rising to the height of eight or ten feet, and bearing its seeds
on a panicle with long branches, of which brooms are made.
Broom rape - () A genus (Orobanche) of parasitic plants of Europe and
Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves,
and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as
furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to
other plants related to this genus, as Aphyllon uniflorumand A.
Broomstaff - (n.) A broomstick.
Broomstick - (n.) A stick used as a handle of a broom.
Broomy - (a.) Of or pertaining to broom; overgrowing with broom;
resembling broom or a broom.
Butcher's broom - () A genus of plants (Ruscus); esp. R. aculeatus, which
has large red berries and leaflike branches. See Cladophyll.
By-room - (n.) A private room or apartment.
Cloakroom - (n.) A room, attached to any place of public resort, where
cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time.
Clubroom - (n.) The apartment in which a club meets.
Coffeeroom - (n.) A public room where coffee and other refreshments may
Cookroom - (n.) A room for cookery; a kitchen; the galley or caboose of a
Countingroom - (v.) The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or
manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business.
Drawing-room - (n.) A room appropriated for the reception of company; a
room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
Drawing-room - (n.) The company assembled in such a room; also, a
reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
Elbowroom - (n.) Room to extend the elbows on each side; ample room for
motion or action; free scope.
Green-broom - (n.) A plant of the genus Genista (G. tinctoria); dyer's
weed; -- called also greenweed.
Greenroom - (n.) The retiring room of actors and actresses in a theater.
Groom - (n.) A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man
or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.
Groom - (n.) One of several officers of the English royal household,
chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the
chamber; the groom of the stole.
Groom - (n.) A man recently married, or about to be married; a
Groomed - (imp. & p. p.) of Groom
Grooming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Groom
Groom - (v. i.) To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
Groomer - (n.) One who, or that which, grooms horses; especially, a brush
rotated by a flexible or jointed revolving shaft, for cleaning horses.
Groomsmen - (pl. ) of Groomsman
Groomsman - (n.) A male attendant of a bridegroom at his wedding; -- the
correlative of bridesmaid.
Guardroom - (n.) The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty;
also, a room where prisoners are confined.
Gunroom - (n.) An apartment on the after end of the lower gun deck of a
ship of war, usually occupied as a messroom by the commissioned
officers, except the captain; -- called wardroom in the United States
Headroom - (n.) See Headway, 2.
Herdgroom - (n.) A herdsman.
Houseroom - (n.) Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom.
Kroomen - (pl. ) of Krooman
Krooman - (n.) One of a negro tribe of Liberia and the adjacent coast,
whose members are much employed on shipboard.
Lightroom - (n.) A small room from which the magazine of a naval vessel
is lighted, being separated from the magazine by heavy glass windows.
Mushroom - (n.) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white
stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the
pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on
the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but
gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is
proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a
pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from
Mushroom - (n.) Any large fungus, especially one of the genus Agaricus; a
toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous.
Mushroom - (n.) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an
Mushroom - (a.) Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
Mushroom - (a.) Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness
of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.
Mushroom-headed - (a.) Having a cylindrical body with a convex head of
larger diameter; having a head like that of a mushroom.
Newsroom - (n.) A room where news is collected and disseminated, or
periodicals sold; a reading room supplied with newspapers, magazines,
Outroom - (n.) An outer room.
Roomed - (imp. & p. p.) of Room
Rooming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Room
Roomage - (n.) Space; place; room.
Roomer - (n.) A lodger.
Roomer - (a.) At a greater distance; farther off.
Roomful - (a.) Abounding with room or rooms; roomy.
Roomfuls - (pl. ) of Roomful
Roomful - (n.) As much or many as a room will hold; as, a roomful of men.
Roomily - (adv.) Spaciously.
Roominess - (n.) The quality or state of being roomy; spaciousness; as,
the roominess of a hall.
Roomless - (a.) Being without room or rooms.
Roommate - (n.) One of twe or more occupying the same room or rooms; one
who shares the occupancy of a room or rooms; a chum.
Roomsome - (a.) Roomy.
Roomth - (n.) Room; space.
Roomthy - (a.) Roomy; spacious.
Roomy - (a.) Having ample room; spacious; large; as, a roomy mansion; a
Schoolroom - (n.) A room in which pupils are taught.
Sea room - () Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or
scud, without peril of running ashore or aground.
Showroom - (n.) A room or apartment where a show is exhibited.
Showroom - (n.) A room where merchandise is exposed for sale, or where
samples are displayed.
Stateroom - (n.) A magnificent room in a place or great house.
Stateroom - (n.) A small apartment for lodging or sleeping in the cabin,
or on the deck, of a vessel; also, a somewhat similar apartment in a
railway sleeping car.
Stillroom - (n.) A room for distilling.
Stillroom - (n.) An apartment in a house where liquors, preserves, and
the like, are kept.
Storeroom - (n.) Room in a storehouse or repository; a room in which
articles are stored.
Taproom - (n.) A room where liquors are kept on tap; a barroom.
Tiring-room - (n.) The room or place where players dress for the stage.
Wardroom - (n.) A room occupied as a messroom by the commissioned
officers of a war vessel. See Gunroom.
Wardroom - (n.) A room used by the citizens of a city ward, for meetings,
political caucuses, elections, etc.
Wareroom - (n.) A room in which goods are stored or exhibited for sale.
Withdrawing-room - (n.) A room for retirement from another room, as from
a dining room; a drawing-room.
Workroom - (n.) Any room or apartment used especially for labor.