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common room

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noun
  1. a room or lounge for informal use by all.
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Origin of common room

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for common room

Historical Examples

  • Along the corridor I sped and into the common-room, which at the moment was tolerably full.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Nevertheless, December 25th he went down into the common-room.

  • Meanwhile Garnache placed them on duty in the common-room of the inn.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • There were at the time a dozen guests or so in the common-room.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • In the common-room he found precisely the scene he had expected.


British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

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