• WordNet 3.6
    • n foyer a large entrance or reception room or area
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foyer A lobby in a theater; a greenroom.
    • Foyer The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foyer In theaters, opera-houses, ect., a public room at or near the entrance next to or comprising the lobby: often, as in the Grand Opera at Paris, a magnificent saloon, elaborately decorated.
    • n foyer In a furnace, the crucible or basin which holds the molten metal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foyer fwo-yā′ in theatres, a public room opening on the lobby.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. focarium, fireplace. See Focus (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. focus, hearth.


In literature:

At the theater that evening, Bobby, to his vexation, found Agnes Elliston walking in the promenade foyer with the well-set-up stranger.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
Northwood was out in the dusky street about thirty seconds, when the hunchback came from the foyer.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Along the walls of the foyer, panelled wainscotting, painted white, is installed.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
At that moment Yoga Rama came into the foyer, and he was accused by us of having been able to see.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
He entered the building foyer and looked at the name plates above the twin rows of buttons.
"Twelve Times Zero" by Howard Carleton Browne
And was utterly unprepared for the assault which all but bore him to the floor as he stepped out into his own foyer.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
After the play was over (by the way, it was long drawn out) the foyer rapidly filled and great hilarity prevailed.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
I was dozin' in the foyer and she tripped over her cue so hard she woke me up.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
The room now was almost in darkness, and the people were streaming out into the foyer.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
And keep on his trail I did, from the moment he sidled guiltily out of that lighted theater foyer into the still drizzling rain of Broadway.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer

In news:

Projected Image Digital (PID) specified, supplied, and installed dynamic LED lights in the foyer/ entrance of Tate Liverpool, located on the city's historic Albert Dock.
They were first denied entry Thursday morning, but officials later relented and Marty the horse trotted into the foyer of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Francisca Alonso enlarged the foyer of her McLean home, put in a porch and enhanced the curb appeal, all by adding just a 60-square-foot bump out.
Wheel of Fortune 's 25th season celebration in the Grand Foyer of Radio City Music Hall was illuminated in upbeat casino style by Ira Levy, president of Levy Lighting NYC.
Sponsor Microsoft's Vista Technology Suite in the foyer/registration area, daytime event.
43 am April 11, 2011 By Emilie Foyer.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit homeless charity 'Centrepoint' at its Camberwell Foyer on December 21, 2011 in London, England.
On the staff directory in the foyer of the Lighthouse Nursing home, there is one picture in the bottom corner that bears quite a tale.
Pamphlets on Lent and labyrinths are available in the foyer.
Wheel of Fortune's 25th season celebration in the Grand Foyer of Radio City Music Hall was illuminated in upbeat casino style by Ira Levy , president of Levy Lighting NYC.
Liberal MP Marc Garneau speaks about the government's omnibus budget bill in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday May 10, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.
The entry foyer has an artsy minimalist and welcoming feel with original art pieces and contemporary lighting and furnishings.
Here in Jabaliya, scores of men gathered in a tent across the street from where the explosion occurred to mourn the two who died, as Aiman Abu Wardah's mother, Saimah, wept on the floor of the foyer in the family's home.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson takes part in a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
As the Christmas tree in the foyer begins to grow, the Nutcracker 's army enters to protect Marie.