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dormitory (plural dormitories)
- A room containing a number of beds (and often some other furniture and/or utilities) for sleeping, often applied to student and backpacker accommodation of this kind.
- A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities.
- A dormitory town.
- (room for sleeping) dorm (common abbreviation)
room for sleeping
building or part thereof