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 for dormitory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dormitory \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A burial place. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in
              our dormitory, joining to the parish church.
                                                    --Evelyn.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dormitory
      n 1: a college or university building containing living quarters
           for students [syn: dormitory, dorm, residence hall,
           hall, student residence]
      2: a large sleeping room containing several beds [syn:
         dormitory, dormitory room, dorm room]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "dormitory":
     bedchamber, bedroom, boardinghouse, boudoir, chamber, cubicle,
     cubiculum, dorm, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, guest house,
     hospice, hostel, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodging house, nursery,
     ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public, public house, roadhouse,
     rooming house, sleeping room, tavern
  
  

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