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VESTIBULE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vestibule mean? 

VESTIBULE (noun)
  The noun VESTIBULE has 2 senses:

1. a large entrance or reception room or area
2. any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

  Familiarity information: VESTIBULE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VESTIBULE (noun)


Sense 1vestibule [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large entrance or reception room or area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

antechamber; anteroom; entrance hall; foyer; lobby; vestibule; hall

Hypernyms ("vestibule" is a kind of...):

room (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vestibule"):

narthex (a vestibule leading to the nave of a church)

Holonyms ("vestibule" is a part of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)


Sense 2vestibule [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("vestibule" is a kind of...):

bodily cavity; cavity; cavum ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vestibule"):

vestibule of the ear (the central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear)

vestibule of the vagina (the space between the labia minora containing the orifice of the urethra)


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