AskDefine | Define antechamber

Dictionary Definition

antechamber n : a large entrance or reception room or area [syn: anteroom, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule]

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English

Noun

  1. A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.

Extensive Definition

An antechamber is a smaller room or vestibule serving as an entryway into a larger one. The word is formed of the Latin ante camera, meaning "room before."

References

antechamber in French: Antichambre
antechamber in Polish: Przedpokój
antechamber in Silesian: Antryj
antechamber in Ukrainian: Передпокій
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