- a room at an institution, as on a military base, providing facilities for leisure activities.
- (in a hospital) a recreation room for ambulatory patients.
Origin of day room
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for day room
"One day-room and three bed-rooms," said Balbus, as they returned to the hotel.
We will take as our day-room the one that gives us the least walking to do to get to it.
And he wheeled the couch back to the day-room, over to its very door.The Rose Garden Husband
Sheen was in the fourth dormitory, where the majority of the day-room slept.The White Feather
P. G. Wodehouse
Our feast is prepared in the day-room; all laid out so temptingly on a bench.
- a communal living room in a residential institution such as a hospital
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