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 ?
She had only just time to go into her dressing room, sprinkle her long, pale face with powder, rub it, set her dress to rights, and order tea in the big drawing room, when one after another carriages drove up to her huge house in Bolshaia Morskaia.
Almost at the same instant the hostess, with freshly arranged coiffure and freshened face, walked in at one door and her guests at the other door of the drawing room, a large room with dark walls, downy rugs, and a brightly lighted table, gleaming with the light of candles, white cloth, silver samovar, and transparent china tea things.
Chairs were set with the aid of footmen, moving almost imperceptibly about the room; the party settled itself, divided into two groups: one round the samovar near the hostess, the other at the opposite end of the drawing room, round the handsome wife of an ambassador, in black velvet, with sharply defined black eyebrows.
He's in the same style as the drawing room and that's why it is he's so often here.
The husband of Princess Betsy, a good-natured fat man, an ardent collector of engravings, hearing that his wife had visitors, came into the drawing room before going to his club.
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.
Now there are three reception rooms include a spacious drawing room with a wealth of natural light boosted by French doors.
Accommodation within this apartment includes an entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom, family bathroom and attic.
Accommodation includes a reception hallway, drawing room with open fireplace, sitting room with central feature fireplace, magnificent kitchen with central island, pantry/ larder and granite and wood worktops plus a utility room.
Three of the reception rooms are on the ground floor, two of which - the drawing room and dining room - are open plan, yet separated by exposed timbers.