Vestibule of the ear
Vestibule Ves"ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster]

{Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under {Ear}.

{Vestibule of the vulva} (Anat.), a triangular space between the nymph[ae], in which the orifice of the urethra is situated.

{Vestibule train} (Railroads), a train of passenger cars having the space between the end doors of adjacent cars inclosed, so as to admit of leaving the doors open to provide for intercommunication between all the cars. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Hall; passage.

Usage: {Vestibule}, {Hall}, {Passage}. A vestibule is a small apartment within the doors of a building. A hall is the first large apartment beyond the vestibule, and, in the United States, is often long and narrow, serving as a passage to the several apartments. In England, the hall is generally square or oblong, and a long, narrow space of entrance is called a passage, not a hall, as in America. Vestibule is often used in a figurative sense to denote a place of entrance. ``The citizens of Rome placed the images of their ancestors in the vestibules of their houses.'' --Bolingbroke [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • vestibule of the ear — noun the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear • Hypernyms: ↑vestibule • Part Holonyms: ↑ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vestibule of the ear — A cavity in the middle of the bony labyrinth in the inner ear …   Medical dictionary

  • Vestibule of the vulva — Vestibule Ves ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster] {Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestibule — Ves ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster] {Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under {Ear}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestibule train — Vestibule Ves ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster] {Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestibule — or Vestibulum can have the following meanings, each primarily based upon a common origin, from early 17th century French, derived from Latin vestibulum, i n. entrance court .AnatomyIn general, vestibule is a small space or cavity at the beginning …   Wikipedia

  • Vestibule — In medicine and dentistry, a vestibule is a space or cavity at the entrance to a canal, channel, tube, vessel. In ancient Rome, the “vestibulum” was an entrance or enclosed porch leading into the house. * * * 1. A small cavity or a space at the… …   Medical dictionary

  • vestibule — /ˈvɛstəbjul / (say vestuhbyoohl) noun 1. a passage, hall, or antechamber between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building. 2. Anatomy, Zoology any of various cavities or hollows regarded as forming an approach or entrance to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vestibule — n. (in anatomy) a cavity situated at the entrance to a hollow part. The vestibule of the ear is the cavity of the bony labyrinth that contains the saccule and utricle – the organs of equilibrium …   The new mediacal dictionary

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