Definition of waiting room noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


waiting room

BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪŋ ruːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪŋ ruːm//
; BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪŋ rʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪŋ rʊm//
Railway tracks and stations
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a room where people can sit while they are waiting, for example for a bus or train, or to see a doctor or dentist More Like This Compound nouns with –ing forms airing cupboard, answering machine, asking price, baking powder, betting shop, boarding school, booking office, bowling alley, breathing space, breeding ground, changing room, clotting factor, cutting room, draining board, drinking water, eating apple, housing estate, icing sugar, living room, meeting place, nursing home, punching bag, racing car, sleeping pill, starting point, tuning fork, waiting room, working partySee worksheet. See related entries: Railway tracks and stations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: waiting room