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
A banner advertisement showing the golden disc and the magnificent bull's-head sculpture from the wreck adorned the wall facing Jack as he entered his office, a former sixteenth-century drawing room which was now the hub of IMU research and exploration worldwide.
“You know, Mr. MacNeill,” she said after a pause, “you profess to be nothing more than an ill-bred orphan, and yet you sometimes evince manners that would be more suited to a fine drawing room than a garret.”
From the drawing room door, Lord Netherfield beckoned.
Nothing would satisfy her, so Dora told me, except the opportunity of plying Mr. Ives with her soothing balm; and Dora was about to sit down and write him a note, when he strolled in through the drawing room window, and announced that his cook's mother was ill, and that he should be very much obliged if Mrs. Polton would give him some dinner that evening.
In the drawing room he is polish'd, well bred, and from the pomp and magnificence of style in which he lives he cannot fail at first to impose on the stranger a good opinion of at least his gentlemanly manners, and courtlike behaviour.
A large man, heavily built but with an air of determined energy, Inspector Stokes had first spoken with Lord Glossup and Lord Netherfield in the study before being conducted into the drawing room and introduced to the guests en masse.
My other sister went into the drawing room to see what had scared Kay, and saw the figure of godmamma just as Kay had.
Campion had surveyed the cloakroom and the hot, sun-bathed lounge with some care before he became conscious of a quiet scuffling in the drawing room and put his head in to find Mr. Lugg and his assistant already at their housework.
It was only as they reached the next floor and entered the drawing room that the Earl of Wetherby realized that he had not noticed at all what Annabelle was wearing.
He led me into a drawing room decorated with classical printsand ornate furniture.