Meaning of “common room” in the English Dictionary


"common room" in English

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common roomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒm.ən ˌruːm/ us /ˈkɑː.mən ˌruːm/ mainly UK

Examples from literature

  • At this time I was sitting in the common room. 
  • On the left were the office, the common room, and the operating theatre. 
  • The paupers were collected in the common room appropriated to their use. 
  • The place resembled the common room in a slum lodging house. 
  • The story provided amusement in the common room for many days. 

(Definition of “common room” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)