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.
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How to use dining room in a sentence
Back when we were squished inside dining rooms and people complained about noise and bar-stool hogs, I resented TVs in restaurants, considering them a distraction to food, service and conversation.Now that’s room service: What it’s like to check into a hotel just for dinner | Tom Sietsema | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The outdoor dining rooms have become a popular lifeline for restaurants at a time when indoor dining is severely restricted and offers increased risk of exposure to the virus.Busboys and Poets to launch ‘streatery’ east of the Anacostia River | Michael Brice-Saddler | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
At the same time, a teenaged girl sits upright in a dining room chair with a curved metal back and a thin pillow.
With more of us able to work from home now, it’s time to retire the uncomfortable dining room table chair you’ve repurposed for your home office.
In the dining room dolls sat around a table of rotting food, their stuffing pouring out of their eye sockets.‘Little Nightmares II’ made me dread every moment. And I loved it. | Elise Favis | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Marvin and I leave the poolside and go into his dining room.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The resources were what you might expect: dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This bungalow has two levels, a screening room, a dining room, many offices, an art department, and cutting rooms.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In my house at Königswinter, workmen had been painting the dining-room walls when the news of the first barricades came through.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece | John le Carré | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every person sitting at their dining-room table is a complete stranger.
Each evening Mr. Levi was in attendance, and this day, according to rule, she went down to the grand old dining-room.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The dining room was for the souls of the locals, who could admire the desert more conveniently than find a good meal.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
As they left the room to go upstairs Lady Hartledon came out of the dining-room and crossed their path.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Jorgensen's gambling room was different from the bar and dining room as they were from each other.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
He gave his mother several groups in stone for the dining-room; they are all funny, Sue says.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for dining room
a room where meals are eaten
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