American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The common recreation area and dining room for the commissioned officers on a warship.
- n. The commissioned officers on a warship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The apartment assigned to the commissioned officers of a man-of-war other than the commanding officer. Line-officers occupy staterooms on the starboard side and staff-officers on the port side.
- n. The living quarters of a ship designated for the commissioned officers other than the captain.
- n. The commissioned officers of a ship, excluding the captain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A room occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers of a war vessel. See gunroom.
- n. United States A room used by the citizens of a city ward, for meetings, political caucuses, elections, etc.
- n. military quarters for dining and recreation for officers of a warship (except the captain)
“Charles was in the small sitting room that he called the wardroom, sitting alone, sorting out his much-loved collection of fishing flies.”
“By that time the wardroom was a mass of fighting bodies.”
“The wardroom is a meter-long drop table in Ship's Services.”
“The wardroom was a swamp and so were our bunks with all our nice clothing, books, etc.”
“I had sometime in the past moved one of the softer but still fairly formal old gold brocade armchairs from the drawing-room into the smaller room, his 'wardroom', as it was there we always sat when the two of us were alone.”
“We would have breakfast with him in the wardroom and read or watch cartoons while he finished up a small bit of work, and then he would take us home to enjoy the rest of the weekend.”
“AFAIK the higher charge is for other services that NASA won't be bringing to the Zvezda wardroom table with the retirement of the Shuttle.”
“The book conveys the universals of what at first might seem a narrow naval existence: Anyone who has spent time in the close quarters of an office or, for that matter, a book group will recognize the rub and chafe of life in the Caine's wardroom.”
“One of the last veterans still alive who witnessed Callaghan's words and actions is Eugene Tarrant, a black cook who worked virtually invisibly in the San Francisco's wardroom.”
“Hagen saw Browne re-entering the wardroom when a large shell from a Japanese warship followed him inside.”
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