common room
noun Date: circa 1670 1. a lounge available to all members of a residential community 2. a room in a college for faculty use

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • common room — common room, common room common room . a room, usually at a school or university, set aside for the common use of everyone. It usually has comfortable chairs for reading or conversation, and some provision for obtaining refreshments. Syn: .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common-room — common room, common room common room . a room, usually at a school or university, set aside for the common use of everyone. It usually has comfortable chairs for reading or conversation, and some provision for obtaining refreshments. Syn: .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common room — common rooms also common room N COUNT A common room is a room in a university or school where people can sit, talk, and relax. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • common room — n BrE a room in a school or college that a group of teachers or students use when they are not teaching or studying …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • common room — common ,room noun count a room in a building or institution where people can go to relax or take part in various activities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • common room — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a room in an educational institution for use of students or staff outside teaching hours …   English terms dictionary

  • common room — n. Brit. a room at a college used by faculty members or students for socializing, relaxation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Common room — This article is about a recreational space. For student organizational bodies in universities, see Common room (university). A lower class Sixth form common room …   Wikipedia

  • common room — noun a sitting room (usually at school or university) • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common room — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms common room : singular common room plural common rooms a room in a school or college where students go to relax …   English dictionary

  • common-room — see common room …   English dictionary

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