Definition of foyer in English:

foyer

noun

  • 1An entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theatre.

    ‘the foyer of the concert hall’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not too many people were in the hotel foyer, so they didn't cause too much of a scene.’
    • ‘Facilities will include a foyer area, catering, toilets, box office, reception and first aid.’
    • ‘He spotted the professor in the foyer of the building, about to head to his office.’
    • ‘For the theatre audiences, the foyers become vivacious and intimate with the harbour, and for the promenading public the colonnade will provide a shaded respite from Sydney's remorseless western sun.’
    • ‘However, the only available land was the space used for coach parking to the south and adjacent to the theatre's entrance and foyers.’
    • ‘We had to create a bouquet for the leading lady and a display for the theatre foyer and another using a huge piece of driftwood.’
    • ‘In fact, he spends his days driving around, loitering in the foyers of office buildings, and often sleeping in his car at night.’
    • ‘It acted as a foyer, a reception area, and an arts space, although we hardly ever displayed any art there.’
    • ‘Jessica stopped in her tracks when she saw her family waiting in the hotel foyer for her.’
    • ‘He added that the change would also allow better use to be made of the foyer area.’
    • ‘More than 100 firefighters fought to control the blaze and, although they saved the entrance hall and foyers of the cinema, the auditorium and stage area were totally destroyed.’
    • ‘It's three o'clock in the afternoon and I've been waiting an hour for her in the foyer of a London hotel.’
    • ‘It was described as an open concept building with a grand foyer and vaulted ceilings.’
    • ‘I realise that I have ‘foyer friends’ - people I regularly meet in theatre foyers and see nowhere else.’
    • ‘He stalks the bars and foyers of five-star hotels, disconnected from family and country, isolated and seemingly impenetrable.’
    • ‘I bought my ticket at the desk in the public foyer - a wonderfully light and airy reception area.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was worrying about this in the foyer of a hotel in Paris while waiting for Justin to show up.’
    • ‘A feature of the theatre is that all the foyer areas and the auditorium are accessible to wheelchairs.’
    entrance hall, hall, hallway, entrance, entry, porch, portico, reception area, atrium, concourse, lobby, vestibule, anteroom, antechamber, outer room, waiting room
    entryway
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    1. 1.1North American An entrance hall in a house or flat.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He led me out of the room into the foyer of the house, where there was a flight of stairs.’
      • ‘The building includes the hall, entrance foyer, offices, storeroom and kitchen.’
      • ‘Mia stood in the foyer of the large house, hanging her coat, scarf and gloves on the coat rack.’
      • ‘The granite tile wasn't finished in parts of the kitchen and dining nook area, and the foyer.’
      • ‘She noticed the foyer light was on as she approached her house and panic fled through her.’

Origin

Late 18th century (denoting the centre of attention or activity): from French, hearth, home, based on Latin focus domestic hearth.

Pronunciation:

foyer

/ˈfɔɪeɪ/