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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The living, dining, family room, office, kitchen, and bar—which are all located on one side of the apartment—are connected through the home’s central rotunda. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Inside an Unconventionally Glam Family Home in Chicago’s Historic Palmolive Building," 30 Apr. 2019 Other main-level living spaces include a formal dining room, a center-island kitchen and a family room set beneath coffered ceilings. Jack Flemming,, "Former NFL star Michael Vick prepares to hand off his lakefront Florida home," 4 July 2018 The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath main residence includes original Saltillo terra cotta tile, hardwood floors, and a large family room that opens to an outdoor patio. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Waterfront estate asks $2.4M in Florida," 9 Oct. 2018 On television, viewers saw the open common space — which consists of the kitchen, a dining area, and a family room — get a gut renovation, and the master bedroom, with its adjoining room for the Barretts’ baby, was completely redone, too. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "What It's like To Live in A Famous "Fixer Upper" House," 9 Aug. 2018 His big ask: a second-story loft that doubles as a trading room and overlooks the family room and kitchen. WSJ, "Over 250,000 Votes Later, Hawaii Villa Emerges as the House of the Year," 24 Jan. 2019 Multiple sun tunnels can be used to brighten up larger spaces in your home such as kitchens, family rooms and home offices. Dan Marshall, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Brighten your home while saving money," 24 June 2018 The main house has four bedrooms, living and family rooms and a kitchen with large pantry. Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, "Muhammad Ali's Michigan estate for sale at $2.9M," 19 June 2018 The 40-foot open floor plan living area seamlessly flows between the family room, dining room and kitchen. Megan Stein,, "Cobie Smulders and Husband Taran Killam Unload New York City Penthouse for $3.1 Million," 30 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

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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