vestibule

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

ves·ti·bule

noun \ˈves-tə-ˌbyül\

: an entrance hall inside a building

Full Definition of VESTIBULE

1
a :  a passage, hall, or room between the outer door and the interior of a building :  lobby
b :  an enclosed entrance at the end of a railway passenger car
2
:  any of various bodily cavities especially when serving as or resembling an entrance to some other cavity or space: as
a :  the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the inner ear or the parts (as the saccule and utricle) of the membranous labyrinth that it contains
b :  the part of the left ventricle below the aortic orifice
c :  the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra
d :  the part of the mouth cavity outside the teeth and gums
3
:  a course that offers access (as to something new)
ves·ti·buled \-ˌbyüld\ adjective

Examples of VESTIBULE

  1. <please leave your wet boots in the vestibule>

Origin of VESTIBULE

Latin vestibulum forecourt
First Known Use: 1726

Other Railroad Terms

cowcatcher, cupola, gauge, yard

ves·ti·bule

noun \ˈves-tə-ˌbyül\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VESTIBULE

: any of various bodily cavities especially when serving as or resembling an entrance to some other cavity or space: as a (1) : the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear (2) : the parts of the membranous labyrinth comprising the utricle and the saccule and contained in the cavity of the bony labyrinth b : the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra c : the part of the left ventricle of the heart immediately below the aortic orifice d : the part of the mouth cavity outside the teeth and gums

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