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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I simply looted the dishes as they were brought out of the dining-room.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • He knows me,' said Scrooge, with his hand already on the dining-room lock.

    A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  • Phyllis was just coming into the dining-room, with her son frolicking about her.

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • "I will be down in a moment;" and presently a light appeared in the dining-room.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • But it was not so much his air as his dining-room which gave him importance in the eyes of the school.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for dining-room

dining room

a room where meals are eaten
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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