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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.
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Instead of opting for a drawing room comedy by Oscar Wilde or Noel Coward, requiring a small cast and a couple of sets, they've decided to honour Boyd's memory with an ambitious take on Ben-Hur, which requires a chariot race, a sea battle and a leper colony.