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From house +‎ room.



houseroom (countable and uncountable, plural houserooms)

  1. (uncountable) Room or place in a house. [from 16th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, “Book VI, Canto III”, in The Faerie Queene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
      ‘But go thy waies to him, and fro me say, / That here is at his gate an errant Knight, / That house-room craves […].’
    • 1685, John Dunton, An Hue and Cry after Conscience[1], London, page 56:
      [] it would make a man mad of our profession, especially to be buz’d in the Ears with your Honesty or Plain-dealing, as if you were turned their Advocate, and went about to perswade us to give them House room.
    • 1786, Frederick Pilon, He Would Be a Soldier, London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Act III, p. 38,[2]
      [] she has more old figures than is worth house room.
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, chapter 43, in The Mayor of Casterbridge[3]:
      And, Mr. Farfrae, as you provide so much, and houseroom, and all that, I’ll do my part in the drinkables, and see to the rum and schiedam—maybe a dozen jars will be sufficient?
  2. (countable) A room dedicated for the use of a particular house at a boarding school.