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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Cineplex also said theater attendance during the latest quarter fell in part as Canadians stayed home to watch the Toronto Raptors successful playoff run to capture the NBA championship from their living rooms or sport bars. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cineplex Posts Record Second-Quarter Revenue Thanks to 'Avengers: Endgame'," 8 Aug. 2019 Good company, good cause Padres fans welcome Don Orsillo and Mark Grant into their living rooms every night. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Garrett Richards has pedal to metal; Grant, Orsillo raise $70K; lefty lineup," 4 Aug. 2019 When we’re talking about devices that can unlock our homes from afar, peer into our living rooms using cameras, and collect our most sensitive and personal data, cybersecurity will become all the more vital. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?," 25 July 2019 The Denver Art Museum feels a lot like my living room these days. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Commentary: Denver Art Museum has turned into Denver’s living room," 7 July 2019 Was effective in attacking big drug companies and the problems with justice system, but didn't seem to connect emotionally with people sitting in their living rooms. Aric Chokey,, "How did the Democratic candidates do in their first round of debates? We rated them.," 28 June 2019 On opposing sides are the living rooms of the Flemmingsens and Stubbs, where some of the boldest and nuanced banter unfurls. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Theater review: “Fairfield” at Miners Alley is an ouchy-funny race comedy," 22 July 2019 For nearly two decades, scenes like this one have unfolded in living rooms across the globe, thanks to Microsoft’s long-running video game franchise Halo, playable on the tech giant’s ever-popular Xbox home console. By Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Cloud Gaming Is Big Tech’s New Street Fight," 19 July 2019 The beautifully designed, easy-to-use TPS-L2 was the device that liberated the cassette from living room hi-fis and car tape decks to truly make music portable. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "The brand that kicked off the portable music revolution is now a walking zombie," 3 July 2019

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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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: a room in a house for general family use

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