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1British A room in a pub in which children are allowed, in the company of an adult or adults.
- ‘Prior to [the smoking ban], the "Ancient Mariners" would have a permanent haze of smoke hanging over it, not nice for the lungs, clothes, or for eating-so your only choice was to go outside or sit in the "Family Room".’
- ‘The pub has recently undergone some renovation bringing the family room up to date and improving access for wheelchair users.’
2North American A living room used by all family members for recreation and relaxation.
- ‘As well as four bedrooms, it boasts two bathrooms, three reception rooms and a family room, as well as assorted halls, pantries and studies.’
- ‘The home has four bedrooms and one very large sitting room with a separate family room.’
- ‘The house has two studies, a library, a 15 ft kitchen, dining room, family room, sitting room, drawing room and two bathrooms.’
- ‘There are three reception rooms inside the house - a sitting room, a family room and a large living room - the latter leads onto a patio to the rear garden.’
- ‘Sam showed them the two kitchens, the big dinner table, the music room, the living room, the family room, and a lot of the other rooms.’
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