anteroom anteroom

Definition(s):

  • (n) a large entrance or reception room or area

Usage(s):

  1. Once at the gym, Reagan and the four unscheduled candidates went into an anteroom to decide how to proceed.
  2. Shelley Thomas, 53, was wheeled into an anteroom at London's Middlesex Hospital in preparation for pelvic surgery.
  3. The door of Marshal Pilsudski's anteroom banged.

News

  • 'The Butler': Viewing black history from the White House

    The first images in Lee Daniels' The Butler are of an elderly black man in a White House anteroom, wearing a suit, sitting upright, flanked by a U.S. flag and a Marine - and of two black men, dead, hanging from nooses somewhere in the South.
    on August 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  1. The name Russian Tea Room evokes New York's celebrity realm - "an anteroom to all the glamour and gifts, sizzle and pulse, art, intelligence and determination of New York," as singer Judy Collins described it in an essay after its 2002 closing.
    on Nov 3, 2006 By: Judy Collins Source: Seattle Times

  2. "I pointed out that the committee provides water," Petraeus joked. "And I do thank the committee as well for the chocolate chip cookies that were in the anteroom before the session."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  3. According to a Web site chronicling the history of Elmira, Davis described the meeting this way: "We're standing in the anteroom talking when the doors open and here comes the president. He walked up and introduced himself, 'Hi, I'm Jack Kennedy.'...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Ernie Davis Source: ESPN

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