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

  • n. A room, as in a house or hotel, in which meals are eaten.

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  • n. A room, in a home or hotel, where meals are eaten. Some restaurants provide private dining rooms for hire, away from the main public eating areas.


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  • He closed his eyes and tried to conjure the dining room of the Glencolumbkille Hotel on that day, the starched white linens, the gleaming glassware and cutlery, all vibrating in sympathy, tuned to the sound of the fiddles.


  • He guided her through the kitchen door into the now-emptied dining room and to a table near the window, pulled a chair out for her with one hand, and placed her plate before her with the other.

    Moon Dance

  • In the dining room of Mrs. O'Shaughnessy's, Joshua and Ishmael completed their precariously-balanced chevaux-de-frise of saltshakers, forks, and a folded section of the newspaper, and were now angling two spoons and a much-battered sugarlump into position to create an elaborate double flip that would throw the sugar into Josh's mug of now cold tea.


  • They renovated a couple of years ago and transformed this room and the dining room into exact replicas of our house on High Street in London.

    Paradise Lost

  • Gold had set up the large wooden table in the dining room with eighteen chairs—including one specially modified for Pattie—and invited everyone to take a seat as Rachel brought in the matzo-ball soup.


  • Willis gifted Laura not only an expensive wedding ring and precious gold lavalieres, but a honeymoon by train to Chicago, where Willis bought his new wife a dining room suite and a table service for twelve of pure white Haviland china.

    First Man

  • He had no problem with informal principal-level committees being coordinated by the national security adviserin fact, he had initiated the earlier family group, where he, Weinberger, Casey, and McFarlane lunched informally in the family dining room of the White House to discuss pending issues.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Ishmael looked up from his newspaper, which was spread out across the big table in the dim vastness of the dining room of Mrs. O'Shaughnessy's boardinghouse.


  • According to Janet, The fire destroyed our dining room table and a beautiful glass-front hutch.

    First Man

  • Gold sat in the dining room of the home in Havana, Cuba, belonging to Arlene Rivera and the late da Vinci transporter chief.



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