vestibule
noun Etymology: Latin vestibulum forecourt Date: 1726 1. a. a passage, hall, or room between the outer door and the interior of a building ; lobby b. an enclosed entrance at the end of a railway passenger car 2. any of various bodily cavities especially when serving as or resembling an entrance to some other cavity or space: as a. the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the inner ear or the parts (as the saccule and utricle) of the membranous labyrinth that it contains b. the part of the left ventricle below the aortic orifice c. the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra d. the part of the mouth cavity outside the teeth and gums 3. a course that offers access (as to something new) • vestibuled adjective

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  • vestibule — [ vɛstibyl ] n. m. • 1509; vestible 1350; it. vestibulo ou vestibolo, du lat. vestibulum 1 ♦ Pièce d entrée (d un édifice, d une maison, d un appartement). ⇒ antichambre, entrée, hall. « le vestibule de son petit appartement de célibataire »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 — 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 — VESTIBULE. s. m. La piece du bastiment qui s offre la premiere à ceux qui entrent, & qui est un passage à toutes les autres. Un grand vestibule. un beau vestibule. il n entra pas dans la sale, il demeura dans le vestibule …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Vestibule — Ves ti*bule, v. t. To furnish with a vestibule or vestibules. Brander Matthews. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vestibule — m. vestibule …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • vestibule — [ves′tə byo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < L vestibulum, entrance hall] 1. a small entrance hall or room, either to a building or to a larger room ☆ 2. the enclosed passage between passenger cars of a train, with doors for entrance or exit 3. Anat. Zool. any… …   English World dictionary

  • vestibule — index entrance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vestibule — (n.) 1620s, a porch, later antechamber, lobby (1730), from Fr. vestible, from L. vestibulum forecourt, entrance, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • vestibule — [n] small room for arrivals antechamber, anteroom, doorway, entrance, entrance hall, entry, entryway, foyer, gateway, hall, hallway, lobby, narthex, porch, portal, portico; concept 448 …   New thesaurus

  • vestibule — ► NOUN 1) an antechamber or hall just inside the outer door of a building. 2) Anatomy a chamber or channel opening into another. DERIVATIVES vestibular adjective ( Anatomy ). ORIGIN Latin vestibulum entrance court …   English terms dictionary

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