living room


Definition of living room

1 : a room in a residence used for the common social activities of the occupants
2 : lebensraum

called also living space

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Most are 6- to 9-foot noble firs grown on this tree farm in North Bend, destined for a seasonal life in living rooms or offices. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Cutting your own Christmas tree: a day of family traditions on a North Bend farm," 8 Dec. 2018 Its reach into living rooms across America helped the growth of venerable manufacturers like Schwinn, GE and Whirlpool. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "How Sears Lost Its Mojo," 12 Oct. 2018 As with furniture, the materials themselves were a key element in these buildings — stone fireplaces extending into the walls were a common sight in living rooms, while terrazzo floors and wooden planked ceilings ran throughout. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Mid-Century Modern Design," 13 Sep. 2018 The Gallagher’s have been in people's living rooms for 100 hours. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum leaving the Showtime series," 30 Aug. 2018 Since its humble start in 2011, the scene has grown extensively, expanding from free shows in living rooms to 150-person concerts atop major attractions like One Liberty. Grace Dickinson,, "Secret concert series Sofar Sounds is growing too big for the living room," 27 June 2018 French citizens can register on a government website to organize meetings in their living rooms or in a local auditorium for 10 to several hundred people. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "Calls for Yellow-Vests to Debate, Not Demonstrate, Fall on Deaf Ears," 19 Jan. 2019 The space boasts a formal dining room, living room, bedroom, spa bathroom, walk-in closet and more. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...The St. Regis New York," 7 Sep. 2018 Born in Northridge, Calif., Kyle started rapping at 13 and recorded his first mixtape in his grandmother’s living room, under the name K.i. Muna Mire, Billboard, "Kyle Explains Digging Deeper and Overcoming Life Hurdles on Major Label Debut 'Light of Mine'," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of living room

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of living room was in 1787

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English Language Learners Definition of living room

: a room in a house for general family use

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Kids Definition of living room

: a room in a house for general family use

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