withdrawing room

noun Archaic.

a room to withdraw or retire to; drawing room.

Origin of withdrawing room

First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words for withdrawing room

parlor, salon, LR, parlour

Examples from the Web for withdrawing room

Historical Examples of withdrawing room

  • "And you have the hope that you'll find Lady Mary in the withdrawing-room," said the Doctor.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • She indicated the curtained archway that led into the withdrawing-room at the back.

    Making People Happy

    Thompson Buchanan

  • Woodward certainly found her in what was then termed the withdrawing-room.

  • My mother is in the withdrawing-room, and desired me to say that she wishes to speak with you.

  • "That you will be pleased to come to her directly, in the withdrawing-room," answered Lilias.

    The Abbot

    Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for withdrawing room

withdrawing room


an archaic term for drawing room
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