Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Short for earlier withdrawing room.]

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Shortening of withdrawing room.

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