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Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawing-roomnoun

    a room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room

    Etymology: [Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.]

  2. Drawing-roomnoun

    the company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room

    Etymology: [Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drawing-room

    draw′ing-rōōm, n. a room to which the company withdraws after dinner: a reception of company at court.—Drawing-room car, a railway-carriage fitted up as a drawing-room. [Orig. Withdrawing-room.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Drawing-room

    Originally “Withdrawing-room” to which the ladies withdrew after dinner while the gentlemen sat over their wine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawing-room in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawing-room in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drawing-room in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.

  2. Robert Smith Surtees:

    'Humph' grunted Mr. Romford, seeing his worst fears about to be realized. He had dreamt that he had timbled over a poodle in the drawing-room, and squirted a bottle of porter right into a lady's face. 'Who's goin' besides ourselves' asked Romford, wishing to know the worst at once. 'Better be killed than frightened to death,' thought he.

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