Meaning of “vestibule” in the English Dictionary


"vestibule" in English

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vestibulenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈves.tɪ.bjuːl/ us /ˈves.tə.bjuːl/

formal a small room just inside the outer door of a public building where you can leave your coat, etc.:

I'll wait for you in the vestibule.

US a small closed area on the front of a house


specialized medical an empty space in the body that is an entrance to a passage or another space:

the nasal vestibule

(Definition of “vestibule” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vestibulenoun [ C ]

us /ˈves·təˌbjul/

a room just inside a house or building, through which you enter the building:

In the school’s vestibule is a sign reading, "Enter here and find a friend."
You can hang your coat in the vestibule.

(Definition of “vestibule” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)