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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.
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anteroom

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

(ˈæn tiˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
1. a room that admits to a larger room.
2. a waiting room.
[1755–65]
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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"
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anteroom

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

anteroom

[ˈæntɪrʊm] Nantesala f
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anteroom

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

nVorzimmer nt
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anteroom

[ˈæntɪˌrʊm] nanticamera
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References in classic literature ?
The elderly lady who had been sitting with the old aunt rose hurriedly and overtook Prince Vasili in the anteroom. All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tearworn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
"How about my son Boris, Prince?" said she, hurrying after him into the anteroom. "I can't remain any longer in Petersburg.
In the anteroom, Valentine met Barrois, and looked despairingly at the old servant.
And he rushed towards his anteroom, without any longer heeding Rosa, whom he left in his cabinet.
Scarcely had he reached his anteroom when he cried out aloud on seeing his staircase invaded, up to the very landing-place, by the multitude, which was accompanying, or rather following, a young man, simply clad in a violet-coloured velvet, embroidered with silver; who, with a certain aristocratic slowness, ascended the white stone steps of the house.
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.

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