drawing room


noun

a formal reception room, especially in an apartment or private house.
(in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers.
British. a formal reception, especially at court.

Origin of drawing room

First recorded in 1635–45; as shortening of now obsolete withdrawing room

Related forms

draw·ing-room, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for drawing room

British Dictionary definitions for drawing room

drawing room


noun

a room where visitors are received and entertained; living room; sitting room
archaic a ceremonial or formal reception, esp at court
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012