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for sitting room
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sitting \Sit"ting\, n.
1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who
occupies a seat.
2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person,
in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
3. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter,
4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their
seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a
session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench,
or of a commission.
The sitting closed in great agitation. --Macaulay.
5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as
reading a book, playing a game, etc.
For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's
Epistles I read it all through at one sitting.
6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his
songs during the whole time of her sitting.
Sitting room, an apartment where the members of a family
usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor,
chamber, or kitchen.
[1913 Webster] Situate
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a room in a private house or establishment where people can
sit and talk and relax [syn: living room, living-room,
sitting room, front room, parlor, parlour]
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