noun, plural foy·ers [foi-erz, -eyz; French fwa-yey] /ˈfɔɪ ərz, -eɪz; French fwaˈyeɪ/.
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.
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|Joshua DuBois|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By far the most impressive piece of art was the bronze bust of Ennis in the foyer.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Jamie Dettmer|July 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the foyer a couple—a woman in a rose plush sortie de bal , and a blade—were mysteriously talking.The Roll-Call|Arnold Bennett
If she were not met in the foyer, she was to go into the restaurant and ask for a table reserved for Mr. N. Smith.The Second Latchkey|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Two days afterwards we met in the foyer at the Opera, and took a few turns together.A Prince of Bohemia|Honore de Balzac
He came out of the music-hall and stood for a moment just outside the foyer, glancing fearfully up and down the rain-swept street.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
The Parisians placed a fine bust of the composer in the Grand Opra foyer.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
British Dictionary definitions for foyer
Word Origin for foyer
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.)).