Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

pump room

a room at a spa for drinking mineral waters.
Origin of pump room
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pump-room
Historical Examples
  • There was Beau Nash, for example,—a much-admired person in his day, when he ruled from his throne in the pump-room in Bath.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • There will be very few people in the pump-room, if it rains all the morning.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • Public receptions by the Giants in the pump-room every afternoon.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • He went into the pump-room afterwards; but I would not have followed him for all the world.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • Meeting one morning, in the pump-room, a lady who was deformed, Nash asked her where she came from.

  • A man came from the pump-room looking after the girl, and Hagar remarked a similar swaying impulsion in the walk of both.

    An Unpardonable Liar Gilbert Parker
  • His name was not in the pump-room book, and curiosity could do no more.

    Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • But when Catherine hastened to the pump-room the next day, there was no Mr. Tilney to be seen.

  • At a little distance from the town, is a mineral spring, with a large building containing baths and a pump-room.

  • Never mind the pump-room now, unless you have found the sketch, as we may have that another time.

    Dickens and His Illustrators Frederic G. Kitton
British Dictionary definitions for pump-room

pump room

a building or room at a spa in which the water from a mineral spring may be drunk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pump room

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pump

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pump-room