anteroom


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an·te·room

 (ăn′tē-ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
An outer room that opens into another room, often used as a waiting room.

anteroom

(ˈæntɪˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
n
(Architecture) a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room

an•te•room

(ˈæn tiˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
1. a room that admits to a larger room.
2. a waiting room.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anteroom - a large entrance or reception room or areaanteroom - a large entrance or reception room or area
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
narthex - a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

anteroom

ante-room
noun outer room, lobby, foyer, waiting room, reception room, vestibule, antechamber I was waiting in the anteroom of a radio studio.
Translations

anteroom

[ˈæntɪrʊm] Nantesala f

anteroom

ante-room [ˈæntiruːm] n (= antechamber) → antichambre fant-heap ant-hill, anthill [ˈænthɪl] nfourmilière f

anteroom

nVorzimmer nt

anteroom

[ˈæntɪˌrʊm] nanticamera
References in classic literature ?
He did not soon forget the reproachful glance Amy gave him, as she went, without a word to anyone, straight into the anteroom, snatched her things, and left the place "forever," as she passionately declared to herself.
It is not usual in Europe to allow ladies and gentlemen to take bonnets, hats, overcoats, canes, or umbrellas into the auditorium, but in Mannheim this rule was not enforced because the audiences were largely made up of people from a distance, and among these were always a few timid ladies who were afraid that if they had to go into an anteroom to get their things when the play was over, they would miss their train.
In the anteroom he found his attendant Anwold, who, taking the torch from the hand of the waiting-maid, conducted him with more haste than ceremony to an exterior and ignoble part of the building, where a number of small apartments, or rather cells, served for sleeping places to the lower order of domestics, and to strangers of mean degree.
Taking each by an arm, he put them out of the anteroom, and shut the door.
On entering the small anteroom which was called a dressing-room, but which Arthur really used only to lounge and write in, he just cast his eyes on the writing-table, and saw that there were several letters and packets lying there; but he was in the uncomfortable dusty condition of a man who has had a long hurried journey, and he must really refresh himself by attending to his toilette a little, before he read his letters.
They placed it in a small cabinet, anteroom, or boudoir rather, adjoining the saloon where we once saw M.
In the anteroom, outside of the marquis's chamber, I found Mr.
The "We're Heres" promptly went through the crowd as a body-guard, and it was a very white and shaken Harvey that they propped up on a bench in an anteroom.
She sits in her own little office, and the ladies who are seeking employment wait in an anteroom, and are then shown in one by one, when she consults her ledgers and sees whether she has anything which would suit them.
The elderly lady who had been sitting with the old aunt rose hurriedly and overtook Prince Vasili in the anteroom.
While they were waiting in the anteroom there entered from another apartment a young man uniformed similarly to the others with the exception that upon his head was a fillet of gold, in the front of which a single parrot feather rose erectly above his forehead.
All unconscious of the rapidly approaching foes Norman of Torn waited composedly in the anteroom for Joan de Tany.

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