dormitory ( dormitories plural )
1 n-count A dormitory is a large bedroom where several people sleep, for example in a boarding school.
...the boys' dormitory...
2 n-count A dormitory is a building in a college or university where students live.
She lived in a college dormitory.
in BRIT, use hall of residence
3 adj If you refer to a place as a dormitory suburb or town, you mean that most of the people who live there travel to work in another, larger town a short distance away.
(BRIT) ADJ n
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