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Why do we call the hall in our homes as DRAWING ROOM?

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Asked by Sridhar, 12 Apr '10 07:42 pm
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A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained. The name is derived from the sixteenth-century terms "withdrawing room" and "withdrawing chamber," which remained in use through the seventeenth century, and made its first written appearance in 1642 (OED). In a large sixteenth- to early eighteenth-century English house, a withdrawing room was a room to which the owner of the house, his wife, or a distinguished guest who was occupying one of the main apartments in the house could "withdraw" for more privacy. It was often off the great chamber (or the great chamber's descendant, the state room or salon) and usually led to a formal, or "state" bedroom.

In eighteenth-century London, the royal morning receptions that the French called leves were called "drawing rooms", with the sense originally that the privileged members of court would gather in the drawing room outside the king's bedroom, where he would make his first formal public appearance of the day.

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Answered by anantharaman, 12 Apr '10 07:54 pm

 
  
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It is actually the Withdrawing Room - the room where you go to after you leave the Dining Room, it is a room where you relax, read, listen to music or sit and talk with visitors etc. Also called the Sitting Room or more commonly the Lounge. The Hall is the small area where you enter the house, the Withdrawing Room Dining Room, Kitchen etc. all lead off the Hall/Hallway.
Answered by Janis, 12 Apr '10 08:43 pm

 
  
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The room designed to welcome and attend the guests is called the `Drawing Room' in most of parts of the country.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 12 Apr '10 08:28 pm

 
  
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Bcs,,their are many drawings on its wall
Answered by anwar sharif, 13 Apr '10 01:10 am

 
  
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Because its place where visitors take place etc. in short it draws the whole house
Answered by Anshika Pandey, 12 Apr '10 07:47 pm

 
  
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Pata nahi par main to bachpan me wahin par baiithakr drawing karti thi hahah
Answered by Avnee Raj, 12 Apr '10 07:45 pm

 
  
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I dont have one,, so i donnot know :)
Answered by conviction, 12 Apr '10 07:43 pm

 
  
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