Definition of eat-in in English:



North American
  • (of a kitchen) designed for eating in as well as cooking.

    ‘a spacious eat-in kitchen’
    • ‘Here at Fox Hills, there is digital cable, gym access, an indoor and outdoor pool, a huge mall right across the highway, central air, central heat, eat-in kitchen and high ceilings.’
    • ‘The average-sized new house today is more than twice as big with about 2,300 square feet, usually divided among four bedrooms and two and a half baths, a study, an eat-in kitchen family room, a dining room and possibly a small living room.’
    • ‘Choosing window treatments for the eat-in kitchen and family room can be a challenge, however, because three distinctly different activities - cooking, eating and lounging - occur there.’
    • ‘If your budget is really tight and your household is as yet small, for example, you could start with a patio next to your eat-in kitchen that could become a screened in porch and eventually an enclosed family room, sun room or home office.’
    • ‘Jessica wandered through the house and noticed there was a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, a bathroom, two outdoor porches, and three bedrooms.’
    • ‘I lie in bed at night thinking he's probably got an eat-in kitchen with room for a table.’
    • ‘In the past four or five years my urban clients have been incorporating maid's rooms into a kitchen renovation to create a large eat-in kitchen with the same function.’
    • ‘A few years ago, the dining room was headed for extinction, as many people favored family rooms with eat-in kitchens over more formal spaces.’
    • ‘He put the main living spaces - the family room, eat-in kitchen, and a wraparound porch - on the harbor side of the house.’
    • ‘It sounds like every eat-in kitchen/family room out there in suburbia, but two things are different.’
    • ‘Now that you've given over the dining room to become a family office, do you want your eat-in kitchen to appear more formal?’
    • ‘On the wide-open main level, a two-story great room connects to a large eat-in kitchen.’
    • ‘Warm colors are often used in eating areas like breakfast nooks and eat-in kitchens.’
    • ‘There are two guest bedrooms, two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room, a spacious living room and a covered patio downstairs.’
    • ‘A low wall cut was used to separate it from the eat-in kitchen.’