Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large room in which guests are entertained.
  • n. A ceremonial reception.
  • n. A large private room on a railroad sleeping car.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a multi functional room that can be used for any purpose in a palace or castle
  • n. any room where visitors may be entertained; now, the living room
  • n. a private room on a railroad sleeping car

Etymologies

Short for earlier withdrawing room.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening of withdrawing room. (Wiktionary)

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