anteroom

[ an-tee-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈæn tiˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

a room that admits to a larger room.

Nearby words

  1. anterograde block,
  2. anteroinferior,
  3. anterolateral,
  4. anteromedial,
  5. anteromedian,
  6. anteroparietal,
  7. anteroposterior,
  8. anteroposterior diameter,
  9. anteros,
  10. anterosuperior

Origin of anteroom

First recorded in 1755–65; ante- + room

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British Dictionary definitions for anteroom

anteroom

/ (ˈæntɪˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
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Word Origin and History for anteroom

anteroom

n.

also ante-room, 1762, literally "a room in front;" after French antichambre, Italian anticamera, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + camera (see chamber).

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