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

Examples of recreation room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents can use the other level for a recreation room or other living space, Mitchell said. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Developer proposes new Middleburg Heights townhomes project," 12 Jan. 2021 The five-story brick building has around 8,500 square feet that includes a finished basement with a wine cellar and recreation room. New York Times, "Top Sales Show How Pandemic Continues to Influence the Market," 1 Jan. 2021 Starting in the summer, Nickens took the big step of opening up the recreation room as an in-person learning hub and therapy space. Washington Post, "A public housing learning pod with in-person therapy supports D.C. students during pandemic," 28 Dec. 2020 The command and control center—Seawolf's nerve center—has the feel of, and about as much headroom as, a basement recreation room. Jim Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "Run Silent, Run Deep: PM Meets the Deadly Seawolf Submarine," 1 Dec. 2020 The basement is fully finished with a theater, a full kitchen, a separate recreation room and bar, a workout room and cedar sauna. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Palace-like home in Bloomfield Hills comes with pool, tennis court and lots of arches," 28 Nov. 2020 The infected individuals wore masks during most of their interactions with him but not during several that took place in a cell doorway or prison recreation room, the report said. Anchorage Daily News, "CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with coronavirus," 21 Oct. 2020 But inmates didn’t wear masks during several encounters in a cell doorway or the recreation room. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, "Federal Health Authorities Update Covid-19 Close-Contact Definition," 21 Oct. 2020 The 300-plus unit complex includes a pool, outdoor entertainment areas, outdoor kitchen and a clubhouse with a fitness center, meeting rooms and a recreation room. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Bridgeland honored at TAB awards with Best Overall Community STAR award," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of recreation room

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recreation room was in 1832

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20 Jan 2021

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“Recreation room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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

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