follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

antechamber

[an-tee-cheym-ber] /ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bər/
noun
1.
a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
Origin of antechamber
1650-1660
1650-60; earlier antichamber < French antichambre, as translation of Italian anticamera, equivalent to anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + camera chamber
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for antechamber
British Dictionary definitions for antechamber

antechamber

/ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbə/
noun
1.
another name for anteroom
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for antechamber
n.

1650s, from French antichambre (16c.), on analogy of Italian anticamera (see ante and chamber).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for antechamber

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for antechamber

0
23
Scrabble Words With Friends