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antechamber


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antechamber  \An"te*cham`ber\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  antichambre.] 
  1.  A  chamber  or  apartment  before  the  chief  apartment  and 
  leading  into  it  in  which  persons  wait  for  audience;  an 
  outer  chamber.  See  {Lobby}. 
 
  2.  A  space  viewed  as  the  outer  chamber  or  the  entrance  to  an 
  interior  part 
 
  The  mouth,  the  antechamber  to  the  digestive  canal. 
  --Todd  & 
  Bowman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antechamber 
  n  :  a  large  entrance  or  reception  room  or  area  [syn:  {anteroom}, 
  {entrance  hall},  {hall},  {foyer},  {lobby},  {vestibule}] 




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