war room


Definition of war room

1 : a room at a military headquarters where maps showing the current status of troops in battle are maintained
2 : a room (as at a business headquarters) used for conferences and planning that is often specially equipped (as with computers, or charts)

Examples of war room in a Sentence

the war room of the candidate's campaign headquarters
Recent Examples on the Web With no formal response team and with many in his party keeping quiet, Trump has turned into a one-man war room. Jonathan Lemire, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Analysis: Trump’s old ways colliding with new realities," 6 Oct. 2019 Snap turned a hangar-like building in Venice, Calif., into a redesign war room. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Evan Spiegel’s Imperious Style Made Snapchat a Success—Until Users Fled," 23 Dec. 2018 Three big, big deals added up to three big, big moments for Boras’s clients, in what was hardly a war room. BostonGlobe.com, "Behind the scenes with player agent Scott Boras at baseball’s Winter Meetings - The Boston Globe," 15 Dec. 2019 The position might also be why the White House hasn’t assembled a war room of its own already. Brian Bennett, Time, "Inside the White House Debate Over Whether to Create an Impeachment 'War Room'," 2 Oct. 2019 Luhnow hung up and surveyed his war room one final time. Ben Reiter, SI.com, "How the Astros Nabbed Zack Greinke and Built a Postseason Rotation for the Ages," 1 Oct. 2019 During the show, a war room of doctors of different specialties brainstorm possible diagnoses. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Rockford resident gets diagnosis for mysterious foot swelling on TNT’s ‘Chasing the Cure’," 13 Sep. 2019 While the White House has scrambled to mount an organized response to the House impeachment inquiry — there is no consistent message from Mr. Trump’s team and little formal guidance to surrogates — Twitter has become the Trump war room. Mike Mcintire, New York Times, "Trump’s Twitter War Room Aims Its Punches at Decorated Colonel," 6 Nov. 2019 The kitchen was stocked with groceries for cooking meals, and down the hallway one of the Sunday School rooms had been converted into a war room of sorts for the administrative team leading the volunteers. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Southern Baptists organize Imelda help for Liberty County," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of war room

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2020

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“War room.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20room. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of war room

: a room where battles are planned that is equipped with maps, computers, etc.
: a room where people meet and exchange plans, ideas, information, etc., in an active way

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