- a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician's office.
Origin of waiting room
First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for waiting room
In the background, I could hear endless news updates about the massacre on the waiting-room TV.Doctor Describes The Reality When a Child Is Shot
December 17, 2012
Next winter the railway station is to have a new stove for the waiting-room.The Gentleman From Indiana
Dica Petit now returned, and this caused a diversion in the waiting-room.My Double Life
He walked into a waiting-room, the half-glass doors of which opened out of the office.
They carried it into the waiting-room, and laid it on a sofa.
In the waiting-room there was a coke fire, very red and hollow, and a dim lamp.
- a room in which people may wait, as at a railway station, doctor's or dentist's office, etc
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