family room


Definition of family room

1 US : a large room designed as a recreation center and informal gathering place for members of a family
2 British : a room in a pub where children are allowed

Examples of family room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the foyer, family room and living room, light comes in from all directions, making the spaces feel evenly lit and more comfortable. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "'Magical' $2.575 million Deephaven house offers privacy, nature views," 19 Feb. 2021 Families will have access to bath facilities, a family room, a teaching kitchen, children’s playroom and a dining room. Chron, "Work continues on First America Homes and HomeAid charity project," 13 Feb. 2021 The best thing the addition achieved, however, was to expand the family room and kitchen inside and make room for a porch outside on both levels, up and down. R. Stephanie Bruno,, "The camelback is new, but an Uptown couple holds on to the history embedded in their double," 4 Feb. 2021 Guest quarters are also inside the home, along with a formal living room and a large family room with a see-through fireplace that is shared with the spacious game room. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents 2-acre estate in gated Frisco community," 26 Dec. 2020 The third floor contains a kitchen that opens up to the banquette dining area, as well as the family room and a large ocean-view rooftop deck. Eric Todisco,, "See Inside Anna Paquin and Husband Stephen Moyer's Quirky L.A. Home," 9 Sep. 2020 Off the family room is a wet bar with an ice maker and refrigerator. Dallas News, "Enjoy golf course living on the 8th hole of Stonebriar Country Club," 6 Feb. 2021 Skaters looked to this rink variously as date destination, fitness facility, daycare center, therapist office or family room. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, "Nipsey Hussle helped to save this L.A. skating rink. Now its future is uncertain," 6 Jan. 2021 The family room features a large sectional sofa, and a long dining table in the adjacent room serves as a place for gatherings of friends and family, as well as a spot to do schoolwork during the pandemic. R. Stephanie Bruno,, "Artfully designed Algiers Point home shows that family-friendly style can be full of pizzazz," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of family room

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of family room was in 1772

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27 Feb 2021

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“Family room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of family room

US : a large, informal room in a family's house that is designed as a place for children and parents to spend time playing and relaxing
British : a room in a pub in which children are allowed

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