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 ?
A pretty and rather wide antechamber, lighted from the courtyard, led to the grand salon, the windows of which looked on the street.
I led the way to the grand salon, for as to private rooms they had been all retained days before.
(sometimes they make a mosaic work, of intricate designs, wrought in pebbles or little fragments of marble laid in cement,) and grand salons hung with pictures by Rubens, Guido, Titian, Paul Veronese, and so on, and portraits of heads of the family, in plumed helmets and gallant coats of mail, and patrician ladies in stunning costumes of centuries ago.
The PS450,000 refurbishment includes the restoration of intricate carved plasterwork by Italian Giuseppe Cortese in the first floor Grand Salon, and the creation of a main bar with private booth seating, separate cocktail bar and courtyard on the ground floor.
Une ceremonie solennelle s'est deroulee au grand salon du palais de Carthage au cours de laquelle, le president par interim, Mohamed Ennaceur, a prononce l'oraison funebre en hommage a son "compagnon de route".
She has also participated many times in the Grand Salon d'Automne in Paris, where she's been an associate since 1991.
Et d'ajouter que la designation de la Suisse comme pays hote constitue egalement une responsabilite car le SIAM est le plus grand salon agricole d'Afrique.
Ce sera a la fois un grand Salon ou les federations sportives exposeront, et l'occasion de la tenue de plusieurs reunions entre acteurs du sport national de differents secteurs et structures sur les six grandes thematiques retenues.
This leads me back to the grand salon where we tasted our final flight of delicious, rich and complex, elegant and balanced, beautifully-made wines.
Fit for any royal occasion, the 612-sq-m 'Grand Salon Maximilian' ballroom is an ornate work of art with exquisite design features delivering palatial glamour and finesse making it the ideal choice for lavish weddings, events or intimate family gatherings.