drawing room


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drawing room

n.
1. A large room in which guests are entertained.
2. A ceremonial reception.
3. A large private room on a railroad sleeping car.

[Short for earlier withdrawing room.]

drawing room

n
1. a room where visitors are received and entertained; living room; sitting room
2. archaic a ceremonial or formal reception, esp at court

draw′ing room`


n.
1. a formal reception room, esp. in an apartment or private house.
2. (in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers.
3. Brit. a formal reception, esp. at court.
[1635–45; shortening of now obsolete withdrawing room]

drawing room

- A shortening of withdrawing room, the room to which the ladies withdrew, leaving the men to smoking and drinking.
See also related terms for leaving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawing room - a formal room where visitors can be received and entertaineddrawing room - a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained
reception room - a room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel)
2.drawing room - a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
sleeping car, wagon-lit, sleeper - a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
Translations
غُرْفَةُ الجُلوس
přijímací pokojsalon
dagligstue

drawing room

nsalotto

drawing room

(ˈdroːiŋrum) noun
a sitting room.
References in classic literature ?
Anna Pavlovna's drawing room was gradually filling.
Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing room.
As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion.
At half-past seven she had only just gone down into the drawing room, when the footman announced, "Konstantin Dmitrievitch Levin.
It's not time yet; I think I'm too early," he said glancing round the empty drawing room.
That evening he seemed to be talking widely for the sake of resisting any personal bearing; and before long they went into the drawing room, where Lydgate, having asked Rosamond to give them music, sank back in his chair in silence, but with a strange light in his eyes.
A few minutes later he was aware from the noisy voices in the drawing room, that the conversation had become more quarrelsome than ever after his departure.
Sambo," to the delight of that attendant; and she apologised to the lady's maid for giving her trouble in venturing to ring the bell, with such sweetness and humility, that the Servants' Hall was almost as charmed with her as the Drawing Room.
The ground floor has an entrance vestibule, reception hall with a staircase, drawing room with lovely views and French doors out to the front gardens, garden room, sitting room, inner hallway, cloakroom, lobby, dining room, fitted kitchen with a two-oven Rayburn, pantry, rear entrance hall, back kitchen, scullery and utility.
Tenders are invited for Reflooring Of Drawing Room And Corridor To Type Iii/24 Quarter, Inside Painting Of Drawing Room To Type Ii/19 Quarter And Miscellaneous Civil Works In Type Iii/17, 21, 22, Iv/1, 2 Quarters At Hpt, Air, Malad, Mumbai.
They include a formal dining room and separate study, which sit to the front of the property, and the drawing room and a spectacular kitchen to the rear of the home.