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 The finished walkout level adds a pool-playing room, a big recreation room and a two-sided fireplace between them. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.8M Bloomfield Township mansion is dramatic, inside and out," 25 Jan. 2020 Other highlights include a wine room, eight-seat theater room, a recreation room with a wood-burning fireplace, two wet bars and a freight elevator. Randy Tucker,, "On The Market: $2.25M Mason home with car lift and showroom," 17 Jan. 2020 The former choir loft overlooking the day area was converted into a small recreation room. oregonlive, "New 24-hour shelter for families experiencing homelessness opens in Lents," 17 Dec. 2019 The walkout basement includes a recreation room, wet bar and gym., "Vernon Hills home for sale on golf course with views of Lake Charles: $950K," 22 Nov. 2019 This oversized media and recreation room is the perfect area to kick back and relax after a long day on the slopes or the ultimate room to watch a game on the big screen. Liv Sotheby's International Realty, The Denver Post, "A timeless luxury, 375 Mill Creek Circle is Vail’s premier ski-in/ski-out property," 20 Dec. 2019 Protesters have smashed up station offices and even burned recreation rooms for MTR staff. Time, "Hong Kong’s Subway System Was Once the City's Pride and Joy. Now It's a Target for Violent Protest," 25 Oct. 2019 About 1,800 more square feet are finished into a lower level recreation room with a fireplace. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Beloved Detroit Golf Club home of the late David DiChiera is for sale," 30 Aug. 2019 Additionally, a lower walkout level houses a large recreation room, kitchen and wine cellar, as well as access to a covered patio, hot tub and grill., "Mountain-style home in Glenview: $3.7M," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of recreation room

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Feb 2020

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“Recreation room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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recreation room


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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