keeping room
noun Date: 1771 a common room (as in a colonial house) usually used for multiple purposes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Keeping room — Keeping Keep ing, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster] His happiness is in his own keeping. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keeping room — noun dialect : a family living room * * * Older Use. hall (def. 11). [1765 75] * * * keeping room, Dialect. a living room or sitting room: »In the family “keeping room”…he will remember the staid, respectable old bookcase, with its glass doors… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keeping-room — keepˈing room noun (dialect) A sitting room, parlour • • • Main Entry: ↑keep …   Useful english dictionary

  • keeping room — Older Use. hall (def. 11). [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Keeping — Keep ing, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster] His happiness is in his own keeping. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keeping Up Appearances — infobox television show name = Keeping Up Appearances caption = Keeping Up Appearances opening credits genre = Sitcom runtime = 42x30 minutes 1x50 minutes 1x60 minutes creator = Roy Clarke producer = Harold Snoad starring = Patricia Routledge… …   Wikipedia

  • Room 101 (TV series) — Infobox television show name = Room 101 country=United Kingdom caption = The titles of the Nick Hancock episodes of Room 101 . format = Comedy talk show picture format = runtime = 30 Minutes creator = starring = Nick Hancock (1994 1997) Paul… …   Wikipedia

  • Room 40 — Admiralty Ripley building In Whitehall, built in 1726 and still used for naval board meetings. Room 40 was in the northern section of the first floor, on the same corridor as the boardroom and First Sea Lord s office. In the history of… …   Wikipedia

  • Room 13 — Infobox Book | name = Room 13 image caption = author = Robert Swindells genre = Horror, Fantasy, Romance novel publisher = Doubleday pub date = 1989 media type = Print (Paperback) pages = 347 pp isbn = Room 13 is a 1989 novel by Robert Swindells …   Wikipedia

  • Keeping — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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