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ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bəran·techam·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibulenoun

    a large entrance or reception room or area


  1. antechambernoun

    A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Antechambernoun

    The chamber that leads to the chief apartment.

    Etymology: from ante before, and chamber;

    The empress has the antichambers past,
    And this way moves with a disorder’d haste. John Dryden, Aurengz.

    His antichamber, and room of audience, are little square chambers wainscoted. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. antechamber

    A vestibule (also anteroom, antechamber, or foyer) is a small room leading into a larger space such as a lobby, entrance hall or passage, for the purpose of waiting, withholding the larger space view, reducing heat loss, providing storage space for outdoor clothing, etc. The term applies to structures in both modern and classical architecture since ancient times. In modern architecture, a vestibule is typically a small room next to the outer door and connecting it with the interior of the building. In ancient Roman architecture, a vestibule (Latin: vestibulum) was a partially enclosed area between the interior of the house and the street.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antechambernoun

    a chamber or apartment before the chief apartment and leading into it, in which persons wait for audience; an outer chamber. See Lobby

  2. Antechambernoun

    a space viewed as the outer chamber or the entrance to an interior part

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. antichambre.]


  1. Antechamber

    An antechamber is a smaller room or vestibule serving as an entryway into a larger one. The word is formed of the Latin ante camera, meaning "room before". In some cases, an antechamber provides a space for a host to prepare or conduct private business away from a larger party or congregation. In a theme park, an antechamber may be used to tell guests about a ride before they experience it.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antechamber

    an′te-chām-bėr, n. a chamber or room leading to the chief apartment. [Fr. anti-chambre, ante-chambre.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antechamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antechamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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