• (GA) IPA: /ˈdɔɹmɪˌtɔɹi/

dormitory (plural dormitories)

  1. 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.
  2. A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities.
  3. A dormitory town.
  • room for sleeping dorm (common abbreviation)
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