Definition of senior common room in English:

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senior common room


1A room used for social purposes by fellows, lecturers, and other senior members of a college.
Example sentences
  • You're supposed to sit around in the coffee shop or the senior common room, arguing long into the night about the significance of these devices.
  • Tripping over a rug in the Christ's College senior common room, I rose to find myself face to face with Harold Macmillan's whiskers.
  • Some time in my first year on the LSE staff, I ran into Harry in the senior common room and he reminded me of the point I had made to him about Viner's trade diversion when we had first met.
1.1 [treated as singular or plural] The senior members of a college regarded collectively.
Example sentences
  • And then Anne Sayre in, I think, her American way misinterpreted the fact that women weren't allowed in the senior common room at Kings.
  • That could prove interesting in the senior common rooms.
  • Teeth gnashed in senior common rooms: could the university not support one expert in Sogdian?

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Syllabification: sen·ior com·mon room

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