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antechamber (n.)

"chamber which gives access to a principal chamber; waiting room," 1650s, antichamber, from French antichambre (16c.), on analogy of Italian anticamera (see ante- and chamber (n.)). English spelling Latinized to ante- in 18c.

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Definitions of antechamber

antechamber (n.)
a large entrance or reception room or area;
Synonyms: anteroom / entrance hall / hall / foyer / lobby / vestibule
From wordnet.princeton.edu