common room


Definition of common room

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

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Moments later, an administrator pointed out a pay phone on the wall of the prison’s common room. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 These incidents include the police being called on two Black Starbucks patrons in Pennsylvania, a group of Black women staying at an Airbnb in California, and a Black Yale student taking a nap in her dorm’s common room. Paula Rogo, Essence, "New Oregon Bill Will Crack Down On Racially Motivated 911 Calls," 8 June 2019 In the common rooms, the walls are finished in Venetian plaster. Jack Flemming,, "Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer pulls in $11.5 million for Brentwood estate," 16 June 2018 And this week, a white woman called police on a black Yale graduate for napping in her dorm's common room. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Woman says she called police when black Airbnb guests didn't wave at her," 10 May 2018 Seated inside the commons room of Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, this group of women in their 60s and 70s at least have each other. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state," 28 Dec. 2018 In the weeks before the holidays, the attraction is transformed to include Christmas trees lining the Great Hall, and a festive-looking Gryffindor common room. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Things to Do in London At Christmas Time," 9 Aug. 2018 In the common rooms, the walls are finished in Venetian plaster. Jack Flemming,, "Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer pulls in $11.5 million for Brentwood estate," 16 June 2018 Its open layout lends itself to socializing, and a common room in the lobby, outfitted with a few tables and a coffee machine, brings guests together in the mornings for breakfast and in the evenings to chat. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "For Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees, Another Moving Day Looms," 30 June 2018

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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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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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