foyer

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

Definition of foyer

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

Examples of foyer in a sentence

  1. <theatergoers crowded the foyer during the play's intermission>

  2. <leave your muddy boots in the foyer and come into the house>

Origin and Etymology of foyer

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


First Known Use: 1833

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FOYER Defined for English Language Learners

foyer

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

Definition of foyer for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

foyer

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noun foy·er \ˈfȯi-ər, ˈfȯi-ˌā\

Definition of foyer for Students

  1. 1 :  a lobby especially in a theater

  2. 2 :  an entrance hall



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