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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No country has suffered from the spot more, and when the match went to the end of extra time there were nervous glances shared, not so much at Spartak Stadium but in pubs and living rooms thousands of miles away. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "22 years later, the weight of the world is off England's shoulders," 3 July 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 But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight," 5 July 2018 Many residents attended the Ford event, but others skipped it, choosing to watch from the comfort of their living rooms or front porches. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Hopes and fears in Corktown as Ford celebrates train station purchase," 19 June 2018 Even in the wildest places, we are connected to a universe of people and information through Instagram and Facebook, while those same apps bring distant landscapes into the comfort of our living rooms. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 17 May 2018 Each designer created styles for the bedrooms, closets, office, living rooms, den and other spaces. Kathleen Luppi,, "Philharmonic's Design House showcases beachfront living," 10 May 2018 Figures such as Harpalani are hugely popular in India, where religious worship over the past two decades has been increasingly dominated by television gurus whose sermons are beamed into millions of living rooms. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Prominent Indian guru gets a life sentence for raping a teenager," 25 Apr. 2018 Founded in a peanut farmer’s living room 36 years ago, Beth Messiah has grown from a handful of parishioners to a congregation of more than 400. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "‘Hope’ becomes theme during Seder," 31 Mar. 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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: a room in a house for general family use

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