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 family room and eating area have holiday gnomes, wool animals and snowflakes, and soft snowy owls, felt deer and other woodland creatures pop up from a high shelf in the white kitchen with a vintage-looking tin ceiling. oregonlive, "Oregon families celebrate the holidays at home with well-loved traditions," 18 Dec. 2019 The family room features custom built-ins and direct access to a 740-square-foot deck with a wood-burning oven., "Chicago mansion with landscaped gardens, basketball court: $4.5M," 27 Nov. 2019 On the lower level, the home features a large family room with a wet bar, an office with bedroom potential and a full bathroom. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $409K Carmel home has a winter-perfect fire pit and backyard," 22 Nov. 2019 Other home features include formals, a first-floor library with fireplace, open family room and kitchen with views of the vast park-like backyard. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial home offers urban living close to nature," 2 Nov. 2019 Poufs, made from vintage kilims, cleverly nestle up under the six-foot-square custom coffee table that Mazzarini designed for game nights in the family room. Robert Ruffino, House Beautiful, "This Gorgeous House Was Inspired by a Southwestern Road Trip," 28 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of family room

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jan 2020

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“Family room.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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