Definition of anteroom in English:


Line breaks: ante|room
Pronunciation: /ˈantiruːm


  • 1An antechamber, typically serving as a waiting room.
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    • Beethoven claimed to Goethe that he had rapped Rudolph over the knuckles for keeping him waiting in an anteroom, and doubtless the composition lessons became increasingly irksome.
    • Instead, in one corner there is the monitor of a closed-circuit television showing the area in front of the entrance, the waiting room, the anteroom and the room itself.
    • Upstairs, I go first into the library, a little anteroom off the master bedroom.
    antechamber, outer room, vestibule, lobby, waiting room, reception area; foyer; in churches narthex
  • 1.1 Military A large room in an officers' mess, typically adjacent to the dining room.
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    • When he walked into Colonel Atkins's anteroom, Atkins was the name of the CO he'd been told, he found a Staff Sergeant sitting behind a desk sipping a cup of coffee like it was the only thing keeping him awake.
    • As the formal Anteroom in the mess, it doubles as a smaller, more intimate dining room for official functions.
    • Officers live together in their own Mess, complete with anteroom and bar.

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