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common room

noun
1.
a room or lounge for informal use by all.
Origin of common room
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70
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  • There was absolutely no common room in the house except the hall-kitchen.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Some slept in the stable and outhouses, some in the common room, some two or three in beds.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • They mounted the three steps and entered the common room of the inn.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • In the common room the first man his eyes lighted on was your son.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • The paupers were collected in the common room appropriated to their use.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "Give it to me," cried Gaston, rushing into the common room.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • There are no toilet-rooms for the teachers, and there is no common room.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • He set the body in it, and went into the common room with the lamp.

  • And so I sat quietly in the common room until the landlord came.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Mistress and maid alike must keep their clothes in this common room.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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