ruim

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From Old Dutch *rūm. The adjective (and adverb) descend from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz, the noun from *rūmą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ-. Cognate with Low German Ruum, German Raum, English room, Danish rum.

Adjective[edit]

ruim (comparative ruimer, superlative ruimst)

  1. spacious
  2. large, wide
  3. ample, generous
    Die portie is ruim bemeten.
    That portion in amply measured.

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Adverb[edit]

ruim

  1. more than, over, easily
    Het weegt ruim een ton.
    It weighs over a ton.

Noun[edit]

ruim n (plural ruimen, diminutive ruimpje n)

  1. (with definite article) The wide, open space
  2. (nautical) A cargo hold

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Verb[edit]

ruim

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ruimen
  2. imperative of ruimen

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin ruina.

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ruim (plural ruins, comparable)

  1. bad
  2. ruined