family room
noun Date: 1810 a large room designed as a recreation center and informal gathering place for members of a family

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • family room — family ,room noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a room in a house where a family relaxes and watches television, plays games, etc. 2. ) BRITISH a room in a hotel with enough beds for a family to sleep in 3. ) BRITISH a room in a PUB (=a place that serves… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • family room — family .room n 1.) a room in a house where the family can play games, watch television etc 2.) a hotel room which has enough space for several people, especially parents and children, to sleep 3.) a room in a ↑pub in Britain where children are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • family room — ☆ family room n. a room in a home, with informal furnishings, used for relaxation and recreation …   English World dictionary

  • Family room — A family room is an informal, all purpose room in a house similar to a living room. The family room is designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, watching TV, and other family activities.… …   Wikipedia

  • family room — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms family room : singular family room plural family rooms 1) tourism British a room in a hotel with enough beds for a family to sleep in 2) British a room in a pub (= a place that serves alcoholic drinks) in the… …   English dictionary

  • family room — Canadian Slang [fam blee rum] room in a house where TV is kept Lets watch TV in the Family Room …   English dialects glossary

  • family room — noun (C) 1 AmE a room in a house where the family can play games, watch television etc 2 a room in a pub in Britain where children are allowed to sit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • family room — fam′ily room n. cvb a room used for family activities • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • family room — noun a recreation room in a private house • Hypernyms: ↑recreation room, ↑rec room • Part Holonyms: ↑dwelling, ↑home, ↑domicile, ↑abode, ↑habitation, ↑dwelling house …   Useful english dictionary

  • family room — a room in a house used as a center for family activities. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

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