[ an-tee-room, -room ]
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  1. a room that admits to a larger room.

Origin of anteroom

First recorded in 1755–65; ante- + room

Words Nearby anteroom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use anteroom in a sentence

  • No servant of the chateau was allowed past the door of the outer anteroom, now commonly spoken of as the guardroom of the tower.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • With a half-smile he rose, and going to the door he bade his page who was idling in the anteroom go summon the captain.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • The next moment he is having a cooling drink among his confrères in the anteroom.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • "Speak very low; he is in there," she said, pointing to the anteroom where Millar was hiding.

    The Devil | Joseph O'Brien

British Dictionary definitions for anteroom


/ (ˈæntɪˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

  1. a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room

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