Share this entry

Share this page

anteroom

Line breaks: ante|room
Pronunciation: /ˈantiruːm
 
/

Definition of anteroom in English:

noun

1An antechamber, typically serving as a waiting room.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
antechamber, outer room, vestibule, lobby, waiting room, reception area;
in churchesnarthex
1.1 Military A large room in an officers' mess, typically adjacent to the dining room.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with anteroom

bridegroomstockroom

Definition of anteroom in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing