ves·ti·bule / ˈvestəˌbyoōl/ • n. 1. an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building. ∎ an enclosed entrance compartment in a railroad car.
2. Anat. a chamber or channel communicating with or opening into another, in particular: ∎ the central cavity of the labyrinth of the inner ear. ∎ the part of the mouth outside the teeth. ∎ the space in the vulva into which both the urethra and vagina open.
DERIVATIVES: ves·ti·buled adj.
, befool, Boole, boule, boules, boulle, cagoule, cool, drool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tool, tulle, you'll, yule
•mutule • kilojoule • playschool
•intercool • Blackpool
ampule) • cesspool
•Hartlepool • Liverpool • whirlpool
•curule • cucking-stool • faldstool
•toadstool • footstool • animalcule
•granule • capsule • ridicule • molecule
•minuscule • fascicule • graticule
•vestibule • reticule • globule
•floccule • noctule • opuscule
•pustule • majuscule • virgule
Enclosed or partly enclosed space (vestibulum
) in front of the main entrance of a Greek
house or building, i.e. an entrance-court or fore-court.2.
Entrance-lobby or hall immediately between the entrance-door and the interior of a building.3.
Ante-chamber acting as a baffle between e.g. a corridor and a room, really a communication-lobby.
vestibule (vest-i-bewl) n.
(in anatomy) a cavity situated at the entrance to a hollow part. The vestibule of the ear is the cavity of the bony labyrinth that contains the saccule and utricle.
A chamber that leads to a body cavity or that links one cavity to another. For example, a vestibule leads from the vulva into the vagina in the mammalian reproductive system.
entrance hall or court XVII; (anat., zool.) XVIII. — F. vestibule
or L. vestibulum