recreation room


(in a home or public building) a room for informal entertaining, as for dancing, games, cards, etc.

Origin of recreation room

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for recreation room

Historical Examples of recreation room

  • Perhaps hardest of all was the last night in the recreation-room at Sempringham.

    The Well in the Desert

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • It was in the recreation-room of the Convent that they were conversing.

    The Well in the Desert

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • A wooden hut had been erected in the garden as a recreation-room for convalescents.

  • The residents from all the hutments also meet in the recreation-room and in the laundry, common to all.

    The Woman's Part

    L. K. Yates

  • Private patients do not mix with those on the foundation either at meals or in the recreation-room.

British Dictionary definitions for recreation room

recreation room

noun US and Canadian

the full name for rec room
a room in a hotel, hospital, etc, for entertainment and social gatherings
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