great room

noun

Definition of great room 

: a large room in a residence usually serving several functions (as of a dining room, living room, and family room)

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The city permitted the addition of a new great room, garage, two bedrooms, and remodeling of the existing home, and when the property sold again in April 2016, the Depression-era home went for more than $1.3 million. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale in Newton: A truce in the teardown wars," 8 June 2018 The Doreys would take over the great room, Alissa would move into her parents’ old room. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Need More Space? Deciding to Fix Up or Trade Up," 20 Apr. 2018 The wow factor begins right through the front door, past the floating staircase and into the huge open-concept great room. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Avon Lake contemporary with hip vibe asks $975k: House of the Week," 16 Mar. 2018 Garcia divided the great room into four quadrants: Kitchen, dining room, living room and entryway. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 There is a master suite with his-and-her closets, a guest bedroom, a formal dining room or den, and a great room. Mary Murphy, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Essex Glen," 6 June 2018 From there, Whitfield leads viewers into her great room. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Step Inside the Chateau: Real Housewives of Atlanta's Shereé Whitfield Shares Her 'Dream Home'," 11 July 2018 Inside, the roughly 6,100 square feet of interior features high ceilings, a great room, a media room and an office. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Tyra Banks buttons up another home sale in Pacific Palisades," 3 July 2018 Built in 1904, Darvish’s new house is located on a cul-de-sac and has 5½ baths, a rec room, a great room and high ceilings. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish paid $4.55 million for Evanston home," 12 June 2018

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1639, in the meaning defined above

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