What does the word anteroom mean?

Usage examples for anteroom

  1. The minister left him waiting two whole hours in the anteroom before he admitted him to his presence, when the business was quickly dispatched. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  2. On the window side were some rows of Cape heaths, on the wall side some rows of blue and white plates; and it was one of the latter that was engaging the attention of two persons in this anteroom- Colonel Ross himself, and a little old gentleman in gold- rimmed spectacles. – Macleod of Dare by William Black