antechamber(redirected from Ante room)
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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).]
(Architecture) another name for anteroom
[C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber]
an•te•cham•ber(ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bər)
a room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
[1650–60; earlier antichamber < French antichambre]
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|Noun||1.||antechamber - 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"