What does the word dormitory mean?

Usage examples for dormitory

  1. The dormitory is warmed with hot water pipes to a temperature of 60 degrees, and there has never been any complaint of lack of warmth on the part of those who use the Shelter. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. Bertram's sorrow lasted for the rest of his days; he gave away his lands and possessions to the poor, and retiring to a lovely spot on the banks of the Coquet, where rocky cliffs overhung the river, he carved out in the living stone a little cell, dormitory, and chapel, and dwelt there, passing his days in mourning, meditation, and prayer. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  3. " I can't think of any other way," answered Molly, " unless we ring the bell over the gate and alarm the entire dormitory." – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed