recreation room


Definition of recreation room 

1 : a room (such as a rumpus room) used for recreation and relaxation

called also rec room

2 : a public room (as in a hospital) for recreation and social activities

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The lawsuit alleges that the recreation room had security cameras in place that were supposed to be monitored by the Wolf Den staff in the office. Dave Altimari,, "Family of Two Children Files Lawsuit Against Campground After Alleged Sexual Assault," 12 July 2018 There are three bedrooms overall, including a master suite on the first floor, plus a lower-level recreation room with access to the yard and pool. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Midcentury home by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple asks $3M," 2 July 2018 The tour passed through recreation rooms where youths clustered around game consoles playing digital soccer. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Go inside a U.S. migrant youth shelter in a former Walmart — cots, soccer and a Trump mural," 14 June 2018 The tour passed through recreation rooms where youths clustered around game consoles playing digital soccer. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Tour gives a glimpse inside Texas migrant youth shelter — cots, soccer and a Trump mural," 14 June 2018 In recreation rooms, some boys watched a soccer match on TV; some took part in a tai chi class; others played pool or foosball (in one case with a cue ball). Bob Ortega, CNN, "What it's like inside the former superstore in Texas where the US is holding 1,400 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 The company provides a fun work atmosphere with a recreation room, monthly paid lunches, satellite TV available to all employees during the day to relax and weekly car washes. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018 Wilson said the Park District also is in discussions to use a recreation room at the new location of Naperville's Xilin Association. Gary Gibula, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park District OKs renovation to cut dance class wait lists," 28 Apr. 2018 All the mechanicals are tucked into the ceiling area, which further simplifies turning part of the basement into a recreation room, hobby area, or whatever else an owner might desire. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: Highland Ridge, Manchester," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of recreation room

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of recreation room

: a public room in a school, hospital, etc., that is used for games and social activities

: a room in a house that is used for playing games, watching television, etc.

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