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

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Restorations brought the 1930s home up to date, but the 3,749-square-foot interior still features original plaster moldings and a tongue-and-groove ceiling over the family room. Jack Flemming,, "‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera rocks a home sale in Los Feliz," 6 July 2018 Shannon Dardar motioned toward the floor of the now-bare family room, indicating the spot where Pike died. Michelle Hunter,, "Families try to sort fact from rumor after Jefferson Parish triple homicide," 22 May 2018 Further in, a bright open floor plan encompasses a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with marble and quartz countertops, a formal dining room and an indoor-outdoor family room. Jack Flemming,, "‘X-Men’ producer Simon Kinberg spins off Sunset Strip estate," 11 July 2018 Sitting in a chair in his family room, cane in one hand and his other arm crossed over his midsection, Charlie Moore is an unassuming hero. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "He has 2 Purple Hearts but couldn't afford home repairs. Then help arrived - for free.," 10 June 2018 The split floor plan includes living room, formal dining room, wine closet, office and kitchen opening to a large family room and breakfast area. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury homes: $3.5M Gilbert mansion has UA-themed basketball court, 3 kitchens, 2 pools," 5 Mar. 2018 Down a couple of steps is a massive family room with direct access to a stone deck. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community asks $1.6M," 15 June 2018 The middle floor was the family room, kitchen and dining room. Sam Farmer,, "San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark dies at 61," 5 June 2018 The others are the family room with soaring 16-foot ceilings and the four patios. Michelle Beaver, azcentral, "Falling in love with Arizona and having the house to prove it," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of family room

1772, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family room was in 1772

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English Language Learners Definition of family room

: 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

: a room in a pub in which children are allowed

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