waiting room



waiting room (plural waiting rooms)

  1. A room in some public place for people to wait.
    Hyponyms: ladies' room, women's room (for women, historical), gentlemen's room (for men, historical)
    • 1817, Henry Horne, Elements of criticism:
      In the third place, by its situation it serves only for a waiting-room, and a passage to the principal apartments, instead of being reserved, as it ought to be, for entertaining company []

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