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n. 1 A room in a residence with numerous large windows admitting sunlight. 2 solarium


n. a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun [syn: sun parlor, sun parlour, sun porch, sun lounge, solarium]


A sunroom (also solarium, garden room, and other variations) is a structure, either attached or integrated into a building such as a home, restaurant, or office, which allows enjoyment of the surrounding landscape while being sheltered from adverse weather.

Also known as a sun parlor, sun porch, patio room, Florida room, garden conservatory, or winter garden, such rooms are popular in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. A portico is also sometimes called a porch.

In Great Britain, with its long history of formal conservatories, small scale "sunrooms" are also sometimes known by that term.

Sunrooms are used in passive solar building design as a technique for heating and lighting structures.

Usage examples of "sunroom".

Rosedale apartment and eat small sandwiches at a table set up in her sunroom, wonderful catered sandwiches, crabmeat, artichoke, curried chicken.

We sat in an idyllic, multiwindowed sunroom that looked out on the idyllic backyard.

Sunroom, bow windows, ocean views, wraparound terrace, waterfront dock.

The grand staircase, the ballroom, the fencing salon, the billiard room, the library, the morning room, the sunroom, his own suite with his personal treasures .