Foyer meaning

foi'ər, foi'ā', fwä'yā'
A lobby or anteroom, as of a theater or hotel.
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An entrance hall; a vestibule.
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The definition of a foyer is an entry hall or open area.

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.

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An entrance hall or lobby, esp. in a theater, hotel, or apartment house.
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A lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc.

We had a drink in the foyer waiting for the the play to start.

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The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
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Origin of foyer

  • 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
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French foyer (“hearth, lobby”), in turn from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin focārius, from Latin focus (“hearth”)
    From Wiktionary