anteroom

noun
an·​te·​room | \ ˈan-ti-ˌrüm How to pronounce anteroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of anteroom

: a small outer room that leads to another room and that is often used as a waiting room

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At the top of the great marble stair leading from the courtyard, the anteroom is a mirror image of his contemporary design for a reception room at the Chanel jewelry showroom in the Place Vendôme. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 Rapin himself was responsible for the collaboration with Sèvres, which resulted in a giant interior vase placed in an anteroom off the great hall that doubled as a ballroom. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 There were white gloves on the table in the anteroom, laid out carefully next to a big black box. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mystery of What Happened to Russia's Imperial Jewelry," 1 Nov. 2018 Republicans and Democrats were in and out of the anteroom, but Flake wanted to talk to Coons, and at one point the two ended up alone in a small phone booth for privacy. Mary Clare Jalonick, The Seattle Times, "From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond," 2 Oct. 2018 After Coons spoke, Flake walked around the dais, tapped him on the shoulder and motioned into the anteroom, where the two began negotiations. Mary Clare Jalonick, The Seattle Times, "From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond," 2 Oct. 2018 Fred is super patronizing to the women in the chamber anteroom. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: 19 Startling Moments in 'The Word'," 11 July 2018 Others are in small anterooms outside courtrooms, chatting with colleagues or preparing with prosecutors. Chris Palmer, Philly.com, "Philly cops waiting to testify in court cost city millions in OT," 3 Apr. 2018 The suit selection is vast, with racks stretching farther and farther back, until the $5,000 Brionis, which, like men’s mink coats, hang in a semiprivate anteroom. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "The Last Great Clothing Store," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of anteroom

1668, in the meaning defined above

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anteroom

noun
an·​te·​room | \ ˈan-ti-ˌrüm How to pronounce anteroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of anteroom

: a room used as an entrance to another

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