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vestibule (n.)

1620s, "a porch," later "antechamber, lobby" (1730), from French vestible, from Latin vestibulum "forecourt, entrance," of unknown origin. In reference to the ear part from 1728.

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Definitions of vestibule from WordNet

vestibule (n.)
a large entrance or reception room or area;
Synonyms: anteroom / antechamber / entrance hall / hall / foyer / lobby
vestibule (n.)
any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina);
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