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reception room

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noun
  1. a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc.
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Origin of reception room

First recorded in 1820–30
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Related Words for reception room

foyer, vestibule, parlor, lobby, antechamber, anteroom, salon

Examples from the Web for reception room

Historical Examples of reception room

  • No sooner was she gone than I was summoned to the reception-room, and Cadge rushed to meet me.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • Then, as the door of the first reception-room was ajar, he at last ventured in.

  • It had become vast and elliptical, and floated in at the reception-room door.

  • She determined to seek the grateful warmth of the reception-room.

    The Ivory Snuff Box

    Arnold Fredericks

  • When you are ready to go down to the reception-room, let me know.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey


British Dictionary definitions for reception room

reception room

noun
  1. a room in a private house suitable for entertaining guests, esp a lounge or dining room
  2. a room in a hotel suitable for large parties, receptions, etc
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