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dormitory

1. US a building, esp at a college or camp, providing living and sleeping accommodation
2. Brit denoting or relating to an area from which most of the residents commute to work (esp in the phrase dormitory suburb)

Dormitory

A multiple-occupancy building which contains a series of sleeping rooms, bathrooms, and common areas.

dormitory

A place, building, or room to sleep in.
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Revenue bonds sold by the UO will pay for the $45 million new dorm.
On average, there were 1,140 occupants in each dorm building.
From the perspective of prison administrators, the purpose of the faith-based honor dorm was to help manage the prison more efficiently and effectively by using it as a behavioral-modification tool for inmates.
If there are no landlines in dorms, or limited phone service, having uninterrupted cell service is particularly important.
In the Elmhurst store, a stainless-steel fixture featuring Dorm HQ "retro space-age motion lamps," mesh desk lamps and drawer organizers sat in a center aisle adjacent to the textiles department.
It could prevent a lot of grief if each college added a couple of check boxes to dorm applications: Do you want to disclose your orientation?
My roommate, Erica, drowsily left our dorm room one night and walked into the community bathroom.
The Web site is not actually a dorm of coeds, but a fully wired house in Tampa's Wellswood neighborhood.
The dorm, which opened in 1998, also has digital meters that students use for monitoring their electricity usage and two greenhouses where they can grow plants.
At the University of Urbino, each student has his or her own dorm room and is provided with abundant tasty meals by the school's enormous cafeteria.
Although no specific plans have been drawn up, he said the school will begin to solicit bids for a building that would include dorm rooms, a cafeteria, and rehearsal space.