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dining room

a room in which meals are eaten, as in a home or hotel, especially the room in which the major or more formal meals are eaten.
Informal. the furniture usually used in a dining room and sometimes sold as a matching set, as a dining table, chairs, and sideboard; dining room suite:
a sale on dining rooms.
Origin of dining room
1595-1605 Unabridged
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  • Though the restaurant's large, ultra-modern dining room needs a crowd to get it going, the food is delicious.
  • Well surprise, the waves are lapping at the dining room door and their gourmet food looks a bit soggy.
  • My parents had a built-in bookcase that covered one end of the dining room.
  • It has its own art department of about two dozen that create tables, chairs and decorations for the dining room.
  • We sat in his small, dark dining room, a plate of jam-filled ginger cookies on the starched white tablecloth between us.
  • The plain wooden tables in the cavernous, heavy-beamed main dining room were filled with connoisseurs of the house specialty.
  • We double back to the hotel, where dinner in the intimate, candlelit dining room nicely ends this travel day.
  • Their sideboard's built right into the house and goes all the way across one end of the dining room.
  • Having to use the dining room table as a workbench doesn't help.
  • The lunch plates were cleared long ago, and the waitress gazes vacantly out over an otherwise empty dining room.
British Dictionary definitions for dining room

dining room

a room where meals are eaten
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