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Drawing-room Draw"ing-room`, n. [Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.] 1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room. [1913 Webster]

2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room. [1913 Webster]

He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Drawing-room car}. See {Palace car}, under {Car}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drawing-room car — Car Car, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. {Chariot}.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing-room car — noun a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs • Syn: ↑parlor car, ↑parlour car, ↑palace car, ↑chair car • Hypernyms: ↑passenger car, ↑coach, ↑carriage * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drawing-room — Draw ing room , n. [Abbrev. fr. withdraw ing room.] 1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room. [1913 Webster] 2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing room — n. [< withdrawing room: orig. name for room to which guests withdrew after dinner] 1. a room where guests are received or entertained; living room or parlor 2. a formal reception ☆ 3. a private compartment on a railroad sleeping car, with… …   English World dictionary

  • drawing room — drawing room, adj. 1. a formal reception room, esp. in an apartment or private house. 2. (in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers. 3. Brit. a formal reception, esp. at court. [1635 45; as shortening of now obs. withdrawing… …   Universalium

  • Drawing room — Reconstructed drawing room of Sir William Burrell; part of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained. The name is derived from the sixteenth century terms withdrawing room… …   Wikipedia

  • drawing room — noun 1. a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑withdrawing room • Hypernyms: ↑reception room 2. a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet • Hypernyms: ↑comp …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawing room — Synonyms and related words: Pullman, Pullman car, Vanity Fair, baggage car, beau monde, beautiful people, best people, best room, boxcar, caboose, cafe society, car, carriage, carriage trade, chair car, coach, coal car, covered waggon, cream of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drawing room — draw′ing room n. 1) a formal reception room, esp. in an apartment or private house 2) rai (in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers 3) brit. a formal reception, esp. at court • Etymology: 1635–45; shortening of now obs.… …   From formal English to slang

  • drawing room — noun Etymology: short for withdrawing room Date: 1642 1. a. a formal reception room b. a private room on a railroad passenger car with three berths and an enclosed toilet 2. a formal reception …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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