Definitions for vestibuleˈvɛs təˌbyul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ves•ti•buleˈvɛs təˌbyul(n.; v.)-buled, -bul•ing.

  1. (n.)a passage, hall, or antechamber between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building.

    Category: Architecture

  2. an enclosed entrance at the end of a railroad passenger car.

    Category: Railroads

  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.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. (v.t.)to provide with a vestibule.

Origin of vestibule:

1615–25; < L vestibulum forecourt, entrance

ves•tib•u•larvɛˈstɪb yə lər(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule(noun)

    a large entrance or reception room or area

  2. vestibule(noun)

    any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)


  1. vestibule(Noun)

    A passage, hall or room, such as a lobby, between the outer door and the interior of a building.

  2. vestibule(Noun)

    An enclosed entrance at the end of a railway passenger car.

  3. vestibule(Noun)

    Any of a number of body cavities, serving as or resembling an entrance to another bodily space.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vestibule(noun)

    the porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall


  1. Vestibule

    A vestibule is a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the entrance and the interior of a building. The same term can apply to structures in modern or ancient Roman architecture. In modern architecture vestibule typically refers to a small room or hall between an entrance and the interior of the building or house. In Roman architecture, vestibule referred to a partially enclosed area between the interior of the house and the street.


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