from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large room for dancing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large room used for dancing and banquets.
- n. A type of elegant dance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room for balls or dancing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room expressly designed for balls or dancing parties, or a room in which such entertainments are given.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large room used mainly for dancing
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The NYT pic of the ballroom is absolutely fairy tale.
The main ballroom, which is huge, is split between tradeshow area, where the booths are setup, and the audience and stage area.
Anniversary Waltz," a silver-haired man next to me said, "Now that's what I call ballroom dancing.
They rented out the main ballroom at the Portland Golf Club, and the setting was pretty fancy. needless to say, my Good Ol 'Boy Self felt a little out of place, but that's OK.
When he says he'll wear his nutmeg-coloured shorts, open-toed sandals and a cotton-weave t-shirt inside the main ballroom, he does it.
Aside from the academics, the school offers courses in ballroom dance, creative writing and golf.
The ballroom is empty, save for tables set with tiny bowls of grandma candy and a DJ cranking the pleading song "Tell Me Something Good."
And so all the ladies arrived in ballroom gowns, dressed to the nines (except for Melissa, who was fetchingly dressed in a suit complete with rogueish hat), and most of the men arrived in dashing suits, and the prom experience was complete.
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We certainly haven't time here today to go in any depth into all of the shortcomings of the state of our economy -- I understand my invitation was restricted to luncheon and this ballroom is required for other purposes at dinner.