solarium

noun
so·lar·i·um | \sō-ˈler-ē-əm, sə-\
plural solaria\sō-ˈler-ē-ə, sə- \ also solariums

Definition of solarium 

: a glass-enclosed porch or room also : a room (as in a hospital) used especially for sunbathing or therapeutic exposure to light

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At the other end of the floor is a library lined with mahogany paneling and shelves, along with a large living room and a connecting solarium with cushioned seating. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Massimo Ferragamo’s Duplex on the Market for $18 Million," 18 May 2018 Some porches welcome plants and resemble solariums. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Latinos connect with Caribbean roots through ornate porch gates," 5 July 2018 Much like the interior of the house, the solarium is built predominantly from wood and glass, which gives it an earthy yet stylish feel. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Cool Japanese house is half home, half greenhouse," 29 June 2018 The paved terrace — irrigated and landscaped with potted lavender, pansies, dusty miller and other plantings — can be reached via the living room, solarium and the library. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Massimo Ferragamo’s Duplex on the Market for $18 Million," 18 May 2018 When viewed from the side, the solarium gives the house the effect of being half transparent. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Cool Japanese house is half home, half greenhouse," 29 June 2018 On the first floor, the solarium will be demolished to make way for a garden that will pay homage to what Thomas Sears, an American landscape architect, originally designed at The Willows mansion around the time it was built, Long said. Katie Park, Philly.com, "With a $1M anonymous donation, a shuttered historic mansion in Villanova will come back to life," 18 June 2018 In 1940, the solarium was converted into a bar called Top of the Tower, which over the years would become a favorite haunt of employees of the United Nations and celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey. Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, "Dusting Off an Art Deco Feminist Treasure," 16 May 2018 Had all six floors been finished, the home would've allowed for a basement, a main floor for dining and entertainment, a third floor with six bed chambers, a fourth floor with additional bedrooms, a solarium, and an observatory on the top floor. Southern Living, "WATCH: The Nation's Largest Octagonal House Is In Mississippi, And It Was Never Finished," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of solarium

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solarium

Latin, porch exposed to the sun, from sol

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solarium

noun

English Language Learners Definition of solarium

: a room with walls and a ceiling that are made of glass to allow in sunlight

: a room where you can lie in the sun or get a tan

solarium

noun
so·lar·i·um | \sō-ˈlar-ē-əm, sə-, -ˈler- \
plural -ia\-ē-ə \ also solariums

Medical Definition of solarium 

: a room (as in a hospital) used especially for sunbathing or therapeutic exposure to light

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