Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Dormitory (Page: 445)

Dor"mi*to*ry (?), n.; 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.