Part of speech: noun

A room for eating.

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Usage examples "refectory":

  1. I've half a mind to go up myself and have a peep at the refectory," said Cleve. - "The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  2. While Henry Armour still lingered at home in moody indecision of mind, a small party of young men were assembled in an upper room of a celebrated refectory, drinking, smoking, and indulging in conversation, a large portion of which would have shocked a modest ear. - "The Home Mission", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.
  3. The other wing of the Abbey, where had once been many of the cells and the monks’ refectory or dining- hall, was now the dwelling place of Lord Glenarm for at least six weeks in the year. - "The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle", Katherine Stokes.