- a room or lounge for informal use by all.
Origin of common room
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for common room
Along the corridor I sped and into the common-room, which at the moment was tolerably full.The Suitors of Yvonne
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
There were at the time a dozen guests or so in the common-room.Mistress Wilding
In the common-room he found precisely the scene he had expected.The Trampling of the Lilies
- mainly British a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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