Definition of foyer in English:


Syllabification: foy·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfoiər, ˈfoiˌā


1An entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theater.
More example sentences
  • As part of the revamp, the unique auditorium will remain, with only technical improvements, but there are plans for two new studios, a workshop, expanded offices, dressing rooms and public foyers, and terrace spaces.
  • In addition to new floor finishes and lighting, it features a floating white wall that clads the boundary interfacing the public foyers and the theatres.
  • A feature of the theatre is that all the foyer areas and the auditorium are accessible to wheelchairs.
entrance hall, hall, hallway, entrance, entry, entranceway, entryway, vestibule, porch, reception area, atrium, concourse, lobby, narthex
1.1North American An entrance hall in a house or apartment.
More example sentences
  • He led me out of the room into the foyer of the house, where there was a flight of stairs.
  • Mia stood in the foyer of the large house, hanging her coat, scarf and gloves on the coat rack.
  • Jay appeared by my side and pulled me into the foyer of the huge house, he led me to a kitchen and handed me a beer.


late 18th century (denoting the center of attention or activity): from French, 'hearth, home', based on Latin focarius 'kitchen servant', from focus 'domestic hearth'.

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