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.”
He bade Ritty begone; but told her to wait in the front room as perhaps he might need her assistance.
In the small front room the Goddamn Parrot harangued himself in his sleep, his language fit to pinken the cheeks of amazons.
` ` 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. ''
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.
She introduced them, and they sat down to wait in the front room while she went to call the children.
There was the front room where they recently added a floor-model television with a built-in record player and tape deck.
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.
My four younger sisters all share a room, which leaves Olive, Laura Jean, and me to share the large front room with our mother.
Two rooms up there — the big front room with the four tables, and Malcolm Kibunte's office in back.