waiting room

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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 []
    • 2020 March 25, “Network News: Step-free access introduced at four Transport for London stations”, in Rail, page 18:
      At Hanwell, two lifts have been installed along with a refurbished ticket office with accessible window. A new waiting room is being installed on Platform 2, while the one on Platform 3 is being refurbished.

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