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vestibule

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noun ves·ti·bule \ˈves-tə-ˌbyül\

Simple Definition of vestibule

  • : an entrance hall inside a building

Full Definition of vestibule

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  a course that offers access (as to something new)

ves·ti·buled play \-ˌbyüld\ adjective

Examples of vestibule

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



Origin of vestibule

Latin vestibulum forecourt


First Known Use: 1726

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VESTIBULE Defined for Kids

vestibule

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noun ves·ti·bule \ˈve-stə-ˌbyül\

Definition of vestibule

  1. :  a hall or room between the outer door and the inside part of a building




Medical Dictionary

vestibule

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noun ves·ti·bule \ˈves-tə-ˌbyül\

Medical Definition of vestibule

  1. :  any of various bodily cavities especially when serving as or resembling an entrance to some other cavity or space: asa:  the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear:  the parts of the membranous labyrinth comprising the utricle and the saccule and contained in the cavity of the bony labyrinthb:  the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethrac:  the part of the left ventricle of the heart immediately below the aortic orificed:  the part of the mouth cavity outside the teeth and gums





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