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foy·er

 (foi′ər, foi′ā′, fwä′yā′)
n.
1. A lobby or anteroom, as of a theater or hotel.
2. An entrance hall; a vestibule.

[French, social center, from Old French foier, fireplace, from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin, neuter of focārius, of the hearth (unattested sense), from Latin focus, fire.]

foyer

(ˈfɔɪeɪ; ˈfɔɪə)
n
1. a hall, lobby, or anteroom, used for reception and as a meeting place, as in a hotel, theatre, cinema, etc
2. (Social Welfare) (in Britain) a centre providing accommodation and employment training, etc. for homeless young people
[C19: from French: fireplace, from Medieval Latin focārius, from Latin focus fire]

foy•er

(ˈfɔɪ ər, ˈfɔɪ eɪ, fwɑˈyeɪ)

n.
1. the lobby of a theater, hotel, or apartment house.
2. a vestibule or entrance hall in a house or apartment.
[1855–60; < French: fireplace, hearth (orig. a room to which theater audiences went for warmth between the acts) < Gallo-Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foyer - a large entrance or reception room or areafoyer - a large entrance or reception room or area
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
narthex - a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

foyer

noun entrance hall, lobby, reception area, vestibule, anteroom, antechamber I went and waited in the foyer.
Translations
صالَه، رَدْهَه
foyervstupní hala
foyer
foaje
anddyri
fojė
foajēvestibils
foyer

foyer

[ˈfɔɪeɪ] Nvestíbulo m

foyer

[ˈfɔɪər ˈfwaɪeɪ] n
[hotel] → vestibule m
[theatre, cinema] → foyer m

foyer

n (in theatre) → Foyer nt; (in hotel also) → Empfangshalle f; (esp US, in apartment house) → Diele f

foyer

[ˈfɔɪeɪ] n (Theatre) → ridotto, foyer m inv

foyer

(ˈfoiei) , ((American) ˈfoiər) noun
an entrance hall to a theatre, hotel etc. I'll meet you in the foyer.
References in classic literature ?
We had better all go down to the foyer together, at once, for the `speech,' and we will come up again together.
The dressing-rooms emptied and the ballet-girls, crowding around Sorelli like timid sheep around their shepherdess, made for the foyer through the ill-lit passages and staircases, trotting as fast as their little pink legs could carry them.
Newman passed into the foyer and walked through it.
I will go to the foyer for a few moments," said the marquis, "and give you a chance to say that the commander--the man of stone--resembles me.
Seated upon a roomy lounge in the foyer of the Savoy were three women who attracted more than an average amount of attention from the passers-by.
They made their way through the foyer to the round table which had been reserved for them in the centre of the restaurant.
The little party passed through the foyer and into the hall of the hotel, where they waited while the Duchess' carriage was called.
Lady Anselman stood once more in the foyer of the Ritz Hotel and counted her guests.
On reaching the French theater, Vronsky retired to the foyer with the colonel, and reported to him his success, or non-success.
33 foyers ont dure entre 2 et 6 heures, 15 entre une et 2 heures, 14 entre 6 et 12 heures, 5 entre 12 a 24 heures et seulement 3 foyers ont depasse 24 heures, ce qui revele l'efficacite de la detection et la determination des brigades d'intervention, en depit, parfois, de l'eloignement du site du foyer.
Major organization : SA HLM LE FOYER REMOIS (MANDATAIRE DU GROUPEMENT AVEC VITRY HABITAT)
Actualites Eecrit par La Redaction Foyer de fievre aphteuse La situation sanitaire vis a vis de la fievre aphteuse est maitrisee et les mesures de lutte se poursuivent pour eviter sa propagation.