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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Check out the July-August and October issues of Country Living to see the Bishops' new family room, bedroom, and bathroom. Country Living, "Vote Now! Help This Ohio Family Renovate Their Kitchen," 11 June 2015 The open kitchen and family room area comes with a generous island, as well as numerous windows and French doors opening up to the backyard. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Picture-perfect renovated Victorian asks $6.5M," 6 July 2018 The family room fireplace is stacked stone; its floor is bluestone. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Modern addition gives this 90-year-old Birmingham home a dramatic flair," 29 June 2018 The townhomes, ranging from 1,423 square feet to 1,627 square feet, have open kitchens, large family rooms, master suites and loft space. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Lennar launches inner loop townhome project next to Metro rail line," 4 June 2018 Unique features include a spiral staircase supported by metal rods suspended from the family room ceiling, an indoor Tiki bar and a floor-to-ceiling stone fountain in the foyer. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "They didn't have the highest bid for dream home, but a simple letter sealed the deal," 25 May 2018 The kitchen and oversized family room feature brick walls from the original 1920s home. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury Homes: $3 million Paradise Valley mansion has garage with elevator, Zen garden," 2 Apr. 2018 Coming soon: the family room makeover in the July-August issue, on newsstands June 23! Country Living, "Vote Now! Help This Ohio Family Renovate Their Kitchen," 11 June 2015 In the family room, a Clifford Ross photo is framed on the wall across from original Milo Baughman chairs passed down from Rubenstein's parents. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This six-bedroom home in Carmel's West Clay could be yours for $950,000," 6 July 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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