The definition of a foyer is an entry hall or open area.noun
- 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.
Origin: Fr, lobby, greenroom, lit., hearth < ML focarium < focarius, of the hearth < L focus, hearth: see focus
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- A lobby or anteroom, as of a theater or hotel.
- An entrance hall; a vestibule.
Origin: French, 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.