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

  • n. A room where meals are served, especially in a college or other institution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dining-hall especially in an institution such as a college or monastery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A room for refreshment; originally, a dining hall in monasteries or convents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room of refreshment; an eating-room; specifically, a hall or apartment in a convent, monastery, or seminary where the meals are eaten. Compare fraiter.

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

  • n. a communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery)

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