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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
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Indeed, it is to be feared that some of the more rustic and bashful youths of Devil's Ford, who had felt it incumbent upon them to pay their respects to the new-comers, were more at ease in this vestibule than in the arcana beyond, whose glories they could see through the open door.
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In the vestibule of what seemed to be a clothing store, we saw eight or ten wooden dummies grouped together, clothed in woolen business suits and each marked with its price.
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The bustle in the vestibule, as she passed along an inner lobby, assured her that they were already in the house.
The east passage, after leading them on for a few yards only, terminated in a vestibule, with a high door in it which faced them as they advanced.
A few dull courts and narrow ways brought us to the sky-lighted offices of Spenlow and Jorkins; in the vestibule of which temple, accessible to pilgrims without the ceremony of knocking, three or four clerks were at work as copyists.
The gate was shut, but in front of it was an open vestibule with a sofa on either side.
On entering the court of his hotel, Buckingham sprang from his horse, and without thinking what became of the animal, threw the bridle on his neck, and sprang toward the vestibule.
As soon as he appeared in the Count of Morcerf's ante-chamber, a footman, the same who at Rome had brought the count's card to the two young men, and announced his visit, sprang into the vestibule, and when he arrived at the door the illustrious traveller found his carriage awaiting him.
Boupart himself was standing in the vestibule and Madame Aubain was tying the strings of her bonnet.
He was in a furious passion, and stood in the vestibule making a dreadful noise as he shouted to all the gods.