great room

noun

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

Examples of great room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Especially standing out is an open-plan great room holding a living room and dining area with sliding glass doors spilling out to a wraparound terrace, plus a gourmet kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island, and top-tier Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024 The great rooms, kitchens, dining areas, primary suites, laundry rooms, and boot bench areas are all conveniently located on the main floors. Weichert Realtors® Welch & Company, Kansas City Star, 24 Mar. 2024 The finished plan was a cabin with one full bedroom, one bathroom, and a large, lofted sleeping area that looks over the great room and views outside. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 13 Mar. 2024 But the most impressive space is, undoubtedly, the great room. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2024 The home with four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms has its own airplane hangar, a gym, two offices, a great room with 19-foot ceilings, 20-foot steel doors, double kitchen islands, a primary suite with a fireplace, a coffee bar, fire pits and a lap pool. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, 4 Mar. 2024 From there, an open-plan great room spanning the entire length of the building holds a living room, formal dining area and an entertainer’s bar. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2024 The great room features a full wall of windows and a fireplace, which is one of eight in the home. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 The home's great room includes a double-sided fireplace and windows that overlook both an outdoor pool and the local Lake Norman. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great room was in 1639

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“Great room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20room. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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