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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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  • When they reached the airport, Jane went straight to the waiting room and sat down at a writing table.

  • He darted out of the waiting room and his companions followed.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Soon the train rolled into this, and a few minutes later, they stood in the waiting room.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • It was like stepping back fifty years to enter the waiting room.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • The waiting room is bleak and bare, a place of never-ending din; yet fifty loafers gather there each day to see the train come in.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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