withdrawing room
noun Date: 1591 a room to retire to (as from a dining room); especially drawing room

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  • Withdrawing-room — With*draw ing room , n. [See {Withdraw}, and cf. {Drawing room}.] A room for retirement from another room, as from a dining room; a drawing room. [1913 Webster] A door in the middle leading to a parlor and withdrawing room. Sir W. Scott. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • withdrawing room — noun a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained • Syn: ↑drawing room • Hypernyms: ↑reception room * * * noun Etymology: withdrawing from gerund of withdraw : a room for retirement fr …   Useful english dictionary

  • withdrawing-room — withdrawˈing room noun (archaic) 1. A room used to retire into 2. A drawing room • • • Main Entry: ↑withdraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • withdrawing room — Archaic. a room to withdraw or retire to; drawing room. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • withdrawing room — noun archaic term for drawing room …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — ⇒DRAWING ROOM, subst. masc. Rare. Salon de réception, en Angleterre. Lincolnshire, et ses hôtels du West End, et Hyde park, et Piccadilly, et les drawing rooms de la reine, et le club des yachts (GAUTIER, Roman momie, 1858, p. 173) : • Un maître… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • State room — [ piano nobile. The state apartments are the two sets of rooms either side of the principal dining room (Saloon) marked B . The owners of a large house (here the Duke and Duchess and Marlborough), lived their everyday lives in, the similarly… …   Wikipedia

  • reception room — noun a room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel) (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑room • Hyponyms: ↑drawing room, ↑withdrawing room, ↑parlor, ↑parlour * * * noun, pl ⋯ rooms [count …   Useful english dictionary

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