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common room

noun
1.
a room or lounge for informal use by all.
Origin of common room
1660-1670
1660-70
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  • In truth the room in which he found himself was worthy of inspection, for it was no common room, either in aspect or furnishing.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • There was absolutely no common room in the house except the hall-kitchen.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • You lost a letter when that scrimmage took place between you and Stan in the common room.

    The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting
  • They mounted the three steps and entered the common room of the inn.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • Had anyone described to me the conversation of that common room, I should have dismissed his account as a cruel parody.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • There are no toilet-rooms for the teachers, and there is no common room.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • She ran quickly downstairs to the common room, where her visitor was waiting for her.

  • He set the body in it, and went into the common room with the lamp.

  • I was sent for suddenly a few minutes ago; I went to the common room, where I found our master, and two or three of the fellows.

  • Mistress and maid alike must keep their clothes in this common room.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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