American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A smaller room serving as an entryway into a larger room.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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)
“Of her influence we need no better evidence than the fact that her salon was called the antechamber to the Academie Francaise.”
“The moment we stepped over the threshold, on the right hand of the passage we found ourselves ushered into what in other countries would be called the antechamber; the ground floor, however, was muddy and filthy, a large fire was burning,”
“The only article of furniture in the antechamber was a wooden bench on which Pierre perceived two female patients awaiting their turn in the charge of a young hospitaller.”
“In preparing to write or speak upon a subject of which the details have been mastered, I gather, after some inquiry, that the usual method among persons who have the gift of fluency is to think cursorily on topics connected with it, until what I have called the antechamber is well filled with cognate ideas.”
“On either side of the interior door of the antechamber was a turnstile or tourelle, which enabled the inmates within to receive anything from the outside world without being themselves seen.”
“First, an ante-chamber, at the farther end of which was a winding wooden staircase, behind which came the kitchen; on either side of the antechamber was a dining-room and a parlor panelled in oak now nearly black, with armorial bearings in the divisions of the ceilings.”
“Lovely because it suggests that there was a time before history began, when people hung around in a kind of antechamber waiting to be called forth to kick off the human story.”
“Echoing Myhrvold, we might charitably say that de Grey's proposals exist in a kind of antechamber of science, where they wait possibly in vain for independent verification.”
“Though the facts are unclear as to whether or not the tomb's "antechamber" was explored when its sealed doorway was first breached, it is apparent that the "burial chamber" was toured well before its official opening.”
“: The Royal Pavilion had been set up with a kind of antechamber to keep out the coldest air; he parted a second set of door flaps just inside the first.”
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before; in front
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