from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A room in a private residence intended for general social and leisure activities. Also called front room.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A room in a private house used for general social and leisure activities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A room in a house used by all or most of the family, where the family entertain guests or relax together for leisure activities. It usually contains at least one couch, and does not contain a dining table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room for general family use; a sitting-room. Also called in New England keeping-room.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
  • n. a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax


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  • Authorities believe as many as 120 men worked the farm, living in four rudimentary, plywood buildings, including a large bunkhouse with long sleeping platforms for up to 60 people, a living room and the kitchen.

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  • The only thing that marred the effect was one white living room wall that was painted with five two-foot-by-two-foot squares, all various shades of yellow.

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  • “C'mon everybody—into the living room for the Human Car Wash of Self-Esteem.”

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  • The fire-place was in the center or in the corner, and the smoke escaped through the doorway in the roof, At one end of the principal living room was a low stone enclosure fitted with stone slabs of various smoothness and set slanting, on which the corn was ground into meal by means of stone metates.

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  • To the right of the living room was the bedroom where Marcy Becker now lay huddled beneath the window with Rachel, so that anyone looking inside would be unable to see them.

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  • Although Sabo Brown has in the years since remarried, had children and divorced, she jokingly calls the living room of her Hickory, Pa., home a "museum" devoted to the skinny, kindhearted hometown boy she married in 1969.

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  • Delia pushed aside one of the living room curtains and watched as Corri and Ally spilled from the barn door and ran toward the edge of the back field where Nick stood with his arms around his wife.

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  • Poulson strode across the living room and grabbed Tully by the hand.

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  • He said it was urgent that I meet with him and George Shultz immediately in the living room of the Eisenhower Cottage, where we were staying.

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  • I had an instant moment of clarity where I could see myself in my living room in Georgetown, pacing the borders of our aqua-colored Oriental rug while I was talking about the Super Bowl calls with Charlie Smith.

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  • Alors quoi, on va coucher dehors
    Sous les ponts, sous des ponts d'or
    Que d'autres auront construits pour aller de leur cuisine
    A leur living...

    Leur living room
    C'est pas du flan, c'est pas du vent
    C'est le living room des vieux singes savants
    Living, living, living, living room...

    (Living room, by Paris Combo)

    November 12, 2008