waiting room

noun

Definition of waiting room

: a room (as in a doctor's office) for the use of persons (such as patients) who are waiting

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Eleanor wakes up after a fatal shopping cart accident in what looks like a dentist’s waiting room. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The (secular) gospel according to The Good Place," 5 Dec. 2018 The plot unfolds mostly in the hospital waiting room as Julie comes to learn that their various friends were not completely unaware of his liaisons. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Eleanor wakes up after a fatal shopping cart accident in what looks like a dentist’s waiting room. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The (secular) gospel according to The Good Place," 5 Dec. 2018 Nearly a quarter are copies distributed to places like doctor’s office waiting rooms and hair and nail salons. Lukas Alpert, WSJ, "New York Magazine Owner Explores Sale," 14 Aug. 2018 Eleanor wakes up after a fatal shopping cart accident in what looks like a dentist’s waiting room. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The (secular) gospel according to The Good Place," 5 Dec. 2018 The next day, the hospital waiting room was full of natural light. Claire Gibson, Marie Claire, "My Long, Messy, Beautifully Complicated Path to Adopting My Son," 1 Oct. 2018 Before Alvarado got a chance to sit down at the airport’s waiting room in Vieques on a recent Saturday, the paramedic intercepted him. Danica Coto, The Seattle Times, "A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death," 18 Sep. 2018 Eleanor wakes up after a fatal shopping cart accident in what looks like a dentist’s waiting room. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The (secular) gospel according to The Good Place," 27 Sep. 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waiting room was in 1683

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waiting room

noun

English Language Learners Definition of waiting room

: a room in a hospital, doctor's office, train station, etc., where people can sit down and wait

waiting room

noun

Kids Definition of waiting room

: a room (as in a station or an office) for the use of people waiting

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