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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. 2016.
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  • Take the ambassador to the reception-room and tell him that I shall wait on him at once.

  • "There's a gentleman to see you in the reception-room, Miss Ashe," she said.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • As the weeks went by, his reception-room became less crowded than of old.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • "Yes, this is the reception-room," she said, in a tone intended to be frigidly polite.

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • We found ourselves in the reception-room, which was the first room on the right of the hall.

    In the Fog Richard Harding Davis
  • But Denning shouldn't have asked the stranger into the reception-room.

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • She met me in the reception-room where I had seen her before.

    The House of a Thousand Candles Meredith Nicholson
  • Then, as the door of the first reception-room was ajar, he at last ventured in.

  • The Laird appeared promptly in response to this message, and the two men walked slowly down the hall to the reception-room.

    Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
  • My reception-room was on one side of the street, and my work-room on the other side.

    Behind the Scenes Elizabeth Keckley
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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