- the lobby of a theater, hotel, or apartment house.
- a vestibule or entrance hall in a house or apartment.
Origin of foyer
Examples from the Web for foyer
In his rendition Charlie Sheen stands in a foyer and overturns a bucket filled with checks, not ice water.#IceBucketChallenge Wisdom From 'Jackass' Steve-O
August 21, 2014
I was sitting in a foyer called the “Diplomatic Reception Room” when President Obama walked in.Joshua DuBois Got Schooled by Obama, the Marriage Counselor in Chief
October 20, 2013
By far the most impressive piece of art was the bronze bust of Ennis in the foyer.Trayvon Martin’s Death Is Like Ennis Cosby’s
July 14, 2013
According to PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, the new name can be translated from French to mean “house” or “foyer,” reports WWD.The Kardashians Launch a Tanning Line; PPR Changes Its Name
The Fashion Beast Team
March 22, 2013
In the foyer there were a series of huge posters, a stirring one depicted women with the caption “Rebelling to be heard.”Libyan Women Are More Visible in Post-Gaddafi Libya, but They May Have Lost Ground
July 5, 2012
My heart was heavy, though, as I went back to the foyer, where I had left my hat.
The rehearsals began in the foyer, which troubled me very much.
She clucked at the sight of the pool of water he was creating in her foyer.Dream Town
At that moment Yoga Rama came into the foyer, and he was accused by us of having been able to see.Telepathy
W. W. Baggally
Something had whisked past the archway leading into the foyer.The Doorway
Evelyn E. Smith
- a hall, lobby, or anteroom, used for reception and as a meeting place, as in a hotel, theatre, cinema, etc
- (in Britain) a centre providing accommodation and employment training, etc. for homeless young people
Word Origin and History for foyer
1859, from French foyer "green room, room for actors when not on stage," literally "fireplace," from Old French foier "furnace, stove, hearth, fireplace" (12c.), from Latin focarium, noun use of neuter of adjective focarius "having to do with the hearth," from focus "hearth, fireplace" (see focus (n.)).