• shortened form of "dormitory"; also known as "residence hall." A university building where students live while going to school, often with shared rooms.
  • A dorm is a large building where college students live on college campuses. Usually two people share a room and bathrooms are usually shared by entire hallways, but are sometimes only shared by two rooms. The rooms are usually very small for two people to live in.
  • The shortened form of Dormitory, which comes from the Latin dormire- to sleep. It was originally the sleeping hall for the monks of an abbey, but now is the residential part of a university or college.

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