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

  • n. See living room.

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  • n. A living room
  • n. A room, normally at the front of the house and kept unusually tidy, reserved for entertaining guests or for special occasions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax


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  • Like me, Althea Gooding used her front room as a living room—no, in her case, I think the proper term would be “parlor.”

    Claim to Fame

  • He bade Ritty begone; but told her to wait in the front room as perhaps he might need her assistance.

    The White Slave or Memoirs of a Fugitive

  • In the small front room the Goddamn Parrot harangued himself in his sleep, his language fit to pinken the cheeks of amazons.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • ` ` If they would examine you about the old Meeker House and running tin tubes from the kitchen into the front room and a few other things like that maybe you would pass. ''

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • We had a drink, and dinner, and played billiards in the front room until the worst of the mosquitoes had been driven off by the citronella.

    Locked Rooms

  • She intro­duced them, and they sat down to wait in the front room while she went to call the children.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • There was the front room where they recently added a floor-model television with a built-in record player and tape deck.

    Finding Dignity

  • The front room was filled with tables of beautifully handcrafted items: White and ecru Battenberg lace tablecloths and pillows, candles, potpourri, and assorted gift items.

    Humor for a Sister’s Heart

  • My four younger sisters all share a room, which leaves Olive, Laura Jean, and me to share the large front room with our mother.

    Keep Sweet

  • Two rooms up there — the big front room with the four tables, and Malcolm Kibunte's office in back.



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