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ves·ti·bule

 (vĕs′tə-byo͞ol′)
n.
1. A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building.
2. An enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train.
3. Anatomy A body cavity, chamber, or channel that leads to or is an entrance to another body cavity: the vestibule of the inner ear.

[Latin vestibulum.]

vestibule

(ˈvɛstɪˌbjuːl)
n
1. a small entrance hall or anteroom; lobby
2. (Anatomy) any small bodily cavity or space at the entrance to a passage or canal
[C17: from Latin vestibulum]
vestibular adj

ves•ti•bule

(ˈvɛs təˌbyul)

n., v. -buled, -bul•ing. n.
1. a passage, hall, or antechamber between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building.
2. an enclosed entrance at the end of a railroad passenger car.
3. any hollow part in the body serving as an approach to another hollow part, esp. the front part of the inner ear leading to the cochlea.
v.t.
4. to provide with a vestibule.
[1615–25; < Latin vestibulum forecourt, entrance]
ves•tib•u•lar (vɛˈstɪb yə lər) adj.

vestibule

A space before a passage begins, as in the inner ear beyond the oval window, between the semicircular ducts and cochlea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vestibule - a large entrance or reception room or areavestibule - 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"
2.vestibule - any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)vestibule - any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
vestibule of the ear - the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear
vestibule of the vagina - the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra

vestibule

noun hall, lobby, foyer, porch, entrance hall, portico, anteroom A tiled vestibule leads to an impressive staircase.
Translations

vestibule

[ˈvestɪbjuːl] N (frm) → vestíbulo m

vestibule

[ˈvɛstɪbjuːl] nvestibule m

vestibule

n
(of house)Vorhalle f, → Vestibül nt (dated); (of hotel)Halle f, → Foyer nt; (of church)Vorhalle f
(Anat) → Vorhof m, → Vestibulum nt (spec)

vestibule

[ˈvɛstɪbjuːl] natrio, vestibolo

ves·ti·bule

n. vestíbulo, cavidad que da acceso a un conducto.

vestibule

n vestíbulo
References in classic literature ?
There are five, of which the door of the vestibule is the only entrance to the pavilion,--a door always automatically closed, which cannot be opened, either from the outer or inside, except with the two special keys which are never out of the possession of either Daddy Jacques or Monsieur Stangerson.
We'll see later how he got away from The Yellow Room," replied Rouletabille, "but he must have left the pavilion by the vestibule window.
Bennet, having dawdled about in the vestibule to watch for the end of the conference, no sooner saw Elizabeth open the door and with quick step pass her towards the staircase, than she entered the breakfast-room, and congratulated both him and herself in warm terms on the happy prospect or their nearer connection.
She was met in the vestibule by Lydia, who, flying to her, cried in a half whisper, "I am glad you are come, for there is such fun here
The villagers began to gather, loitering a moment in the vestibule to converse in whispers about the sad event.
Sixteen years previous to the epoch when this story takes place, one fine morning, on Quasimodo Sunday, a living creature had been deposited, after mass, in the church of Notre- Dame, on the wooden bed securely fixed in the vestibule on the left, opposite that great image of Saint Christopher, which the figure of Messire Antoine des Essarts, chevalier, carved in stone, had been gazing at on his knees since 1413, when they took it into their heads to overthrow the saint and the faithful follower.
Quietly, but with confident courage, Pollyanna ascended the chapel steps, pushed open the door and entered the vestibule.
These two newly enlisted soldiers marched gravely after the valet-de-chambre, who opened the door of the vestibule, then another which seemed to be that of a waiting-room, and showing them two stools:
The sound of a light step was heard in the vestibule.
D'Artagnan went down again, followed by Grimaud; and when he had gained the vestibule, taking the old man's hands, "Grimaud," said he, "I have seen how the father died; now let me know about the son.
Having released Mavrushka, Natasha crossed the dancing hall and went to the vestibule.
One fine morning a young man whose hair was not immoderately long, but abundant and curly, and who was otherwise English in his equipment, had just turned his back on the Belvedere Torso in the Vatican and was looking out on the magnificent view of the mountains from the adjoining round vestibule.