a that admits to a larger .
There was a black kid waiting in the anteroom and I asked him if he would stand up for us.
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014
When the corporate lobbyists arrived, however, they were told to cool their heels in an anteroom.
The End of the Detroit Dream Paul Ingrassia January 5, 2010
At this time, House Speaker Nicholas Longworth made his own alcohol and served it to colleagues in his anteroom.
Return of the Boozy Politician Rebecca Dana, Samuel P. Jacobs November 4, 2010
In an anteroom at the right women had been stripped and exposed to the gaze of brutal men.
The Boys of ’61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
Then he leapt back again, and his leap brought him to the threshold of the anteroom.
St. Martin’s Summer Rafael Sabatini
The dressing room, apodyterium, was usually entered from the court through a passageway or anteroom.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau
Was he going to die here in an anteroom at the hands of this common soldier?
The Web of the Golden Spider Frederick Orin Bartlett
An anteroom is crowded with divers persons, all messengers in the various negotiations of pleasure.
Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Was that the man who passed me in the anteroom before I was shown in here?
Gossamer George A. Birmingham
The star speaker meanwhile refreshed himself in the anteroom with tea, tobacco and conversation as before.
The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
also ante-room, 1762, literally “a room in front;” after French antichambre, Italian anticamera, from Latin ante “before” (see ante) + camera (see chamber).
- Ante up
Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal. an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual’s share in a joint business venture. Informal. an individual’s share of the total expenses incurred by a group. Informal. the price or cost of something. Poker. to put […]
before death: an antemortem confession. Historical Examples If we are to be stuffed, we prefer to have it an ante-mortem performance, don’t we, little dog? The Master-Knot of Human Fate Ellis Meredith How much better is ante-mortem charity than post-mortem beneficence. Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller The latter is certainly much nicer to play […]
adjective (Brit) (of a bet) placed before the runners in a race are confirmed