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an·te·cham·ber

 (ăn′tē-chām′bər)
n.
A smaller room serving as an entryway into a larger room.

[French antichambre : anti-, before (from Latin ante-; see ante-) + chambre, chamber (from Old French chaumbre; see chamber).]

antechamber

(ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbə)
n
(Architecture) another name for anteroom
[C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber]

an•te•cham•ber

(ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bər)

n.
a room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
[1650–60; earlier antichamber < French antichambre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antechamber - a large entrance or reception room or areaantechamber - 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"
Translations

antechamber

[ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbəʳ] Nantecámara f, antesala f

antechamber

[ˈæntitʃeɪmbər] nantichambre f

antechamber

[ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbəʳ] nanticamera
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But he stressed that Mr Hookem apologised and showed regret for joining Mr Woolfe in the ante room where the altercation took place outside a meeting of party MEPs.
On this occasion I was shocked to find that members of the public were now only allowed to sit in the balcony or the ante room across the hall and barred from sitting at the back of the council chamber.
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A panelled ante room in The Grove was, however, saved from destruction and acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum.
There is a small ante room with a door that leads to the "little room."
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We sat together in an ante room and on the top table and he was full of tales and jokes.
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