Antechamber

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Antechamber

A room that serves both as a waiting area as well as an entrance to a larger room.

antechamber

1. A room preceding a chamber.
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The ante-chamber outside the council chamber was transformed into a cyber cafe where staff were allowed to take a break from work to visit the county council's new website.
Speaking of his IVF clinic experience Craig said: "I was handed a copy of the men's magazine Razzle and an egg cup-sized plastic container and ushered to an ante-chamber.
Also open will be the Council Chamber and ante-chamber, where there is a fine display of original paintings of Coventry scenes by Herbert E Cox.
Other favourites open again this year are St Mary's Hall, the recently restored Blue Coat School, the Council Chamber and ante-chamber in the Council House, and the cathedral tower.
In the ante-chamber of the commissioner's office in Pune, several such seances were conducted in which Thakur would invoke the spirit of Dhabolkar in him and give details of the murder.
Turning it up another notch the following day, his tests culminated in GP2 - F1's ante-chamber.
But Bulgaria is also in much the same position as Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, trapped in the ante-chamber of monetary union with a misaligned currency, forced to undertake an internal devaluation.
Then comes the ante-chamber, a smaller, more intimate dining room introduced during Louis XIII's time in the first half of the 17th century.
In a dimly-lit ante-chamber, a guide whispers that the 'shopkeeper' is watching my every move and that I need to choose one of three pills - which will allow her to track my gaze and monitor my heart rate and salivation as I journey through her 'shop'.
On the morning before the final vote on the collective bargaining bill, protestors had gotten into the Assembly ante-chamber.