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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dormitory \Dor"mi*to*ry\, noun; pl. {Dormitories}. [L. dormitorium, fr. dormitorius of or for sleeping, fr. dormire to sleep. See {Dormant}.]

1. A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school. --Thackeray.

2. A burial place. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in our dormitory, joining to the parish church. --Evelyn.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dormitory

noun

1: a college or university building containing living quarters for students [syn: {dormitory}, {dorm}, {residence hall}, {hall}, {student residence}]

2: a large sleeping room containing several beds [syn: {dormitory}, {dormitory room}, {dorm room}]


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