Origin of foyerFr, lobby, greenroom, literally , hearth from Medieval Latin focarium from focarius, of the hearth from Classical Latin focus, hearth: see focus
The foyer of a house.
- The entry hall in your apartment house is an example of a foyer.
- The large open area in a theater before you go into the auditorium is an example of a foyer.
The definition of a foyer is an entry hall or open area.
- A lobby or anteroom, as of a theater or hotel.
- An entrance hall; a vestibule.
Origin of foyerFrench social center from Old French foier fireplace from Vulgar Latin focārium from Late Latin neuter of focārius of the hearth (unattested sense) from Latin focus fire
- She looked around at the quiet foyer of a massive house.
- He rose and left Darian's room for the foyer, where Toni was waiting for him.
- From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.
- Jackson headed to the foyer, then stopped abruptly.
- He looked small in the middle of the foyer, and he wore an insincere smile like he might any other piece of easily removable clothing.