Meaning of dormitory

dor•mi•to•ry

Pronunciation: (dôr'mi-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. a building, as at a college, containing a number of private or semiprivate rooms for residents, usually along with common bathroom facilities and recreation areas.
  2. a room containing a number of beds and serving as communal sleeping quarters, as in an institution, fraternity house, or passenger ship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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