common room

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of common room

circa 1670

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of common room for English Language Learners

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


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