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reception room

a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc.
Origin of reception room
1820-30 Unabridged
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  • Then Cecilie and Dr. Preston suddenly emerged from the reception room.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Step right into the reception room and wait, if you please, sir.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • As she entered the reception room on the Secretary's arm, he trembled with evident agitation.

    Parlous Times David Dwight Wells
  • We were asked to wait for a few moments in the outer office or reception room.

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Take your seat in the reception room, and I will reach you as rapidly as I can.

    How to Become Rich William Windsor
  • He helped me into the reception room and I sank down on the lounge.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • If the gentleman would step into the reception room and send up his card, Mr. and Mrs. Beverly would no doubt be down in a minute.

  • With that he261 drops onto the reception room settee and says he'll wait.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • I ring the bell of the reception room to the right of the church entrance.

British Dictionary definitions for reception room

reception room

a room in a private house suitable for entertaining guests, esp a lounge or dining room
a room in a hotel suitable for large parties, receptions, etc
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