from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A smaller room serving as an entryway into a larger room.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chamber or apartment before the chief apartment and leading into it, in which persons wait for audience; an outer chamber. See lobby.
- n. A space viewed as the outer chamber or the entrance to an interior part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chamber or an apartment through which access is had to a principal apartment, and in which persons wait for audience. Formerly also spelled antichamber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large entrance or reception room or area
French antichambre : anti-, before (from Latin ante-; see ante-) + chambre, chamber (from Old French chaumbre; see chamber).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)