from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A waiting room or lounge for the use of performers when they are offstage, as in a theater or concert hall.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of green room.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The retiring room of actors and actresses in a theater.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room near the stage in a theater, to which actors retire during the intervals of their parts in the play.
  • n. A room in a warehouse where new or green cloth is received from the weaving factory.—
  • n. A room in a medical college where the faculty meet to hold examinations, etc.
  • n. An apartment for drying damp or ‘green’ pottery before it is burned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors


So called because such rooms were originally painted green.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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