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reception room

a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc.
Origin of reception room
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I am sorry Marguerite is out," he said, as he conducted me into a reception room.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • It is his reception room, and no private papers are kept here.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • Step right into the reception room and wait, if you please, sir.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He started up in savage humor and was for going to the reception room.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • We were asked to wait for a few moments in the outer office or reception room.

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • His great fear was lest some one should come to the reception room.

    The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters Charles Henry Lerrigo
  • He helped me into the reception room and I sank down on the lounge.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • With that he261 drops onto the reception room settee and says he'll wait.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Often he would be found in the reception room just next to the shake-down Parlor.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
British Dictionary definitions for reception room

reception room

a room in a private house suitable for entertaining guests, esp a lounge or dining room
a room in a hotel suitable for large parties, receptions, etc
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