What does vestibule mean?

Definitions for vestibuleˈvɛs təˌbyul

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vestibule.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vestibule

    ves′ti-būl, n. an open court or porch before a house: a hall next the entrance to a house: (anat.) a small bony cavity forming part of the ear—also Vestib′-ūlum.—v.t. to furnish with a vestibule.—adjs. Vestib′ūlar, Vestib′ūlāte. [Fr.,—L. vestibulum—traced by some to ve, apart, stabulum, abode; by others to vestis, garment, as being the place where the outer clothing is put on or off in entering or leaving a house.]

Editors Contribution

  1. vestibule

    A channel from one part of the body to another.

    Their is a vestibule between various components of the inner ear.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibule in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

  2. Alexander MacLaren:

    Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.

  3. C. C. Colton:

    Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the temple of wisdom. When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again. But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.

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