an area before or developing an entrance to another a waiting space
- a sizable entry or reception space or location
- a-room before, or creating an entrance to, another; a waiting area.
in addition ante-room, 1762, literally "a space in front;" after French antichambre, Italian anticamera, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + camera (see chamber).
(n.) A-room before, or developing an entrance to, another; a waiting room.
The anteroom and reception room of his house were full of officials who had been summoned or had come for orders.