common room

See synonyms for common room on
  1. a room or lounge for informal use by all.

Origin of common room

First recorded in 1660–70

Words Nearby common room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use common room in a sentence

  • There is no menorah in the Gryffindor common room or any mention of Chanukah in any Harry Potter book.

  • Garnache gave orders for the horses to be cared for, and bade Rabecque get himself fed in the common room.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • A bright flame was burning in that of the common room, and within the very jambs of its monstrous jaws sat Cæsar and Katy.

    The Spy | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • In truth the room in which he found himself was worthy of inspection, for it was no common room, either in aspect or furnishing.

    The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
  • Thanks to Hearne, it is easy to reproduce the common-room gossip, and the more treasonable talk of honest men at Antiquity Hall.

    Oxford | Andrew Lang
  • Strawberries were fourpence a basket on the ninth of June; and on November 6, White lost one shilling ‘at cards, in common room.’

    Oxford | Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

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

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