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waiting room

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noun
  1. a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician's office.
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Origin of waiting room

First recorded in 1675–85
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  • Next winter the railway station is to have a new stove for the waiting-room.

  • Dica Petit now returned, and this caused a diversion in the waiting-room.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • He walked into a waiting-room, the half-glass doors of which opened out of the office.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • They carried it into the waiting-room, and laid it on a sofa.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • In the waiting-room there was a coke fire, very red and hollow, and a dim lamp.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon


British Dictionary definitions for waiting room

waiting room

noun
  1. a room in which people may wait, as at a railway station, doctor's or dentist's office, etc
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