foyer

noun
foy·er | \ˈfȯi(-ə)r, ˈfȯi-ˌ(y)ā also ˈfwä-ˌyā \

Definition of foyer 

: an anteroom or lobby especially of a theater also : an entrance hallway : vestibule

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Examples of foyer in a Sentence

theatergoers crowded the foyer during the play's intermission leave your muddy boots in the foyer and come into the house

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The entrance on the north side of the house leads into a foyer and the private owner’s staircase. Joan Walden, courant.com, "288 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury," 21 June 2018 After a successful screening in the foyer and a brief Q&A session, audiences requested an encore showing and the lights dimmed again. Brandon Yu, SFChronicle.com, "‘Snaggletooth’ fits right into Westerfeld House’s horror heritage in SF," 3 July 2018 The powder room and foyer have a faux silver/gray finish. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Historic Concordia home is 4,000 square feet of hard work - and love," 31 May 2018 Unique features include a spiral staircase supported by metal rods suspended from the family room ceiling, an indoor Tiki bar and a floor-to-ceiling stone fountain in the foyer. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "They didn't have the highest bid for dream home, but a simple letter sealed the deal," 25 May 2018 Inside, an elegant foyer opens to a spacious dining room. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Vintage SoCal: An original from the dawn of Venice of America," 18 May 2018 Next in the foyer are two short, four-step staircases — one up, one down. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "House Envy: Wabeek Lake home takes contemporary style to new heights," 21 Jan. 2018 My favorite is the antique Parisian pareclose in the foyer. Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "This Designer Puts a Modern Spin on Classic New Orleans Interior," 18 Jan. 2018 In addition to the formal staircase off the foyer, the Richins kept the backstairs in the kitchen. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Old combines with new in 1910 Craftsman house in Wynnewood," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of foyer

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foyer

French, literally, fireplace, from Vulgar Latin *focarium, from Latin focus hearth

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foyer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foyer

: an open area in a public building (such as a hotel or theater) near the entrance : a lobby or entrance hall

: an open area near the entrance in someone's home

foyer

noun
foy·er | \ˈfȯi-ər, ˈfȯi-ˌā\

Kids Definition of foyer

1 : a lobby especially in a theater

2 : an entrance hall

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