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waiting room

a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician's office.
Origin of waiting room
1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The waiting room was always full and the office smelled strongly of rubbing alcohol.
  • Meanwhile, two emergency medical technicians wheel an injured patient on a gurney into the hallway of a packed waiting room.
  • In our old building, everything was jumbled together, and my office actually opened onto a waiting room.
  • Inside was a small waiting room with a row of chairs and a door unlockable only by security code.
  • Inside, the waiting room was humid and jungly, full of ferns.
  • When people see their family members doing unheard of things in the waiting room.
  • Driving to the psychologist's office and sitting in a public waiting room is far more insecure than encrypted communications.
  • Artful travel books sat atop the tables in the waiting room, instead of creased magazines.
  • There is also a special waiting room for chauffeurs, and a private screening room.
  • He was given a baseball cap to cover his baldness in the waiting room while the work was being done.
British Dictionary definitions for waiting room

waiting room

a room in which people may wait, as at a railway station, doctor's or dentist's office, etc
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