common room

noun

Definition of common room

1 : a lounge available to all members of a residential community
2 : a room in a college for faculty use

Examples of common room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were enrolled at a great university, but would not be able to make use of it, not the libraries, not the common rooms, not the rehearsal studios, not the laboratories. Rick Moody, The New Yorker, "Humanism vs. Zoom," 6 Apr. 2020 Fights broke out daily in the gym and common rooms, and guards sometimes strapped biting and spitting detainees to chairs with mesh bags over their heads. Washington Post, "Trust and consequences," 15 Feb. 2020 Along with the common room, the rest of the tour pays homage to the notorious house. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, ""Harry Potter" Fans Can Step Inside the Slytherin Common Room This Spring," 27 Feb. 2020 Monitor your children’s use of the Internet; keep electronic devices in an open, common room of the house. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Remote learning during coronavirus: How to make your home into a workable school," 31 Mar. 2020 Common meetings and common rooms can too often mean common pathogens. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "A Coronavirus Guide for Older Adults (And Their Family Advocates)," 4 Mar. 2020 At this point, all of Peter’s cocktail party conversations have been about Alayah, as have the remaining group date members' common room chats. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Is Peter Making A Very Luke P. Mistake On The Bachelor?," 29 Jan. 2020 Fights broke out daily in the gym and common rooms, and guards sometimes strapped biting and spitting detainees to chairs with mesh bags over their heads. Anchorage Daily News, "Immigrant children are promised confidentiality in mandatory therapy. Then their words are used against them by ICE.," 16 Feb. 2020 Crown molding and French doors are found in just about every common room. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Bob Einstein’s Beverly Hills home sells for $3.69 million," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of common room

circa 1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of common room was circa 1670

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11 Jun 2020

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“Common room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20room. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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common room

noun

English Language Learners Definition of common room

: a room that may be used by all members of a group of people in a school, residential community, etc.

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