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reception room

a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc.
Origin of reception room
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The second floor, once the main reception room of this wealthy merchant's home, reveals faint traces of its former glory.
  • In any case, the reception room had more than one entrance, which he sometimes took advantage of when he wanted to avoid people.
  • He has already remodelled the interior of one small reception room.
  • Each food station around the reception room creates an environment.
  • Highlights include a complimentary breakfast, outdoor patio and a reception room with fireplace.
  • To the right of the entrance as you walk in is the king's reception room.
  • Based on those photographs, the reception room appears to be one of the finest in the entire building.
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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