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dining room

a room in which meals are eaten, as in a home or hotel, especially the room in which the major or more formal meals are eaten.
Informal. the furniture usually used in a dining room and sometimes sold as a matching set, as a dining table, chairs, and sideboard; dining room suite:
a sale on dining rooms.
Origin of dining room
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the doorway of the dining room she paused to look back at the veranda.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • Dinner was announced, and the party withdrew to the dining room.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Terry took the pin and pushed in the swinging door that led to the dining room.

  • Ford Gratrick had come into the dining room unnoticed at the beginning of this.

    Unthinkable Roger Phillips Graham
  • In his living room and dining room he used the new-style tungsten lamps instead of old-style carbon.

    Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for dining room

dining room

a room where meals are eaten
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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