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 The interior includes hardwood and travertine marble flooring, an eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and multiple family rooms., "Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in Palos Park: $975K," 5 Dec. 2019 About the home • Address: 10811 Jordan Road, Carmel • Details: Four bedrooms, three and a half baths, large family room, fenced back yard with fire pit, garage, 3,077 square feet. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $409K Carmel home has a winter-perfect fire pit and backyard," 22 Nov. 2019 Interior features include five bedrooms, eight baths, two family rooms, a theater and office. Robyn A. Friedman,, "Venetian Island ‘temple of architecture’ offers $18.5 million of wow | Photos," 17 Oct. 2019 Straight ahead, a hallway leads to an open space encompassing the kitchen and family room. John Ellement, Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Antique look belies contemporary interior of Newburyport beauty," 1 Oct. 2019 On levels without bedrooms, install alarms in the living room (or den or family room) or near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Avoid smoke alarm failures; new guidelines mean more home alarms and more saved lives," 29 July 2019 Past a half bath, the family room features a wood stove, skylights, and deck access., "19 GRANITE POST LANE / WEYMOUTH," 23 Nov. 2019 The family room also has a walkout to the large wooded backyard. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $409K Carmel home has a winter-perfect fire pit and backyard," 22 Nov. 2019 The family room includes a towering double-story stone fireplace and French doors that lead to the patio., "Kildeer home with 4-car garage: $1M," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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10 Dec 2019

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“Family room.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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