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

  • n. A room, as in a railroad station or physician's office, for the use of people waiting.

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  • n. a room in some public place for people to wait

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

  • n. a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait


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  • The waiting room at Rabia Balkhi was teeming with women in burqas and their children.

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  • The questions that Noelle Lange and Rose Sakowitz and all the other people down in the waiting room wanted me to ask.

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  • The Anavrin suite was a waiting room and a back office.

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  • Just as quickly maybe three minutes, I returned a call to the waiting room to let Linda know of my conversation with Joe Reese.

    GOD Will Make a Way

  • We met in the small waiting room for CCU visitors.


  • Dr. Nath walked into the waiting room to address the family.

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  • In the waiting room she picked up a fresh new copy of Readers Pablum and put it down with a faint palpitation.

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  • The nut bin waiting room featured tables and plasticene couches in soothing colors: mint green, ice blue, pale yellow.

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  • What were they doing, letting me oversleep in the waiting room with the clients!

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  • Tatiana Vasilievna spends a lot of time in the waiting room because she likes the director, my boss.

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