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

  • n. A living room.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A living-room; a room in a house where people pass the time in leisure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sufficient space for sitting in: as, sitting-room could not be got in the hall.
  • n. A room in which people sit; in many houses, the parlor or room most commonly occupied by the family.

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 the rest of the visitors' quarters of the base, this sitting room between Kirk's room and McCoy's was essentially Karsid in appearance, part of the far older hive of tunnels that base funds had been too limited to refurbish.


  • Then the sitting room door opened, and through it steppedā€”

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Rosa, the maid, came into the sitting room where Mrs. Vanross and her daughters were seated, and announced that Dr. Caulfield and a young gentleman were in the parlor, and then sidling up to Lavinia, with whom she was especially familiar, she said slyly, "Deed, Miss Veeny, him de pootiest young gentleman I eber see."

    A Charleston Love Story; or, Hortense Vanross

  • "Thanks for reminding me," said Jury, rubbing his eyes and leaning back in his chair in Plant's sitting room at Brown's.

    the dirty duck

  • The sitting room was bright and sunny, the walls painted yellow, multicoloured scatter rugs on the polished wood floor, the brown sofa and chairs festooned with an assortment of cushions in autumn colours.

    Pregnant by the Millionaire

  • "I think it's revenge," said Jury, in Melrose Plant's sitting room at the hotel.

    the dirty duck

  • He has written a superb biography of President Eisenhower Julie verified that the tiny sitting room off the Lincoln Bedroom was the room that her dad had chosen as his upstairs office.

    Barbara Bush

  • The tears were still on his face when Morris came into the sitting room to tell her that the Burne-Joneses had sadly decided that they could not move to Red House after all.

    The Wayward Muse

  • An untidy sitting room was half visible, with the dress Jocelyne had been wearing that evening thrown on an armchair.

    Maigret and the Pickpocket

  • He led them into a big sitting room where dralon-upholstered chairs and settees were dotted uneasily about on a sea of heavily patterned carpet.

    No Laughing Matter


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