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 for vestibule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vestibule \Ves"ti*bule\, v. t.
     To furnish with a vestibule or vestibules. --Brander
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vestibule \Ves"ti*bule\, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin:
     cf. F. vestibule.]
     The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber
     next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall.
     [1913 Webster]
     Vestibule of the ear. (Anat.) See under Ear.
     Vestibule of the vulva (Anat.), a triangular space between
        the nymphae, in which the orifice of the urethra is
     Vestibule train (Railroads), a train of passenger cars
        having the space between the end doors of adjacent cars
        inclosed, so as to admit of leaving the doors open to
        provide for intercommunication between all the cars.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Hall; passage.
     Usage: Vestibule, Hall, Passage. A vestibule is a small
            apartment within the doors of a building. A hall is
            the first large apartment beyond the vestibule, and,
            in the United States, is often long and narrow,
            serving as a passage to the several apartments. In
            England, the hall is generally square or oblong, and a
            long, narrow space of entrance is called a passage,
            not a hall, as in America. Vestibule is often used in
            a figurative sense to denote a place of entrance. "The
            citizens of Rome placed the images of their ancestors
            in the vestibules of their houses." --Bolingbroke
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large entrance or reception room or area [syn:
           anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall,
           foyer, lobby, vestibule]
      2: any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as
         of the ear or vagina)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "vestibule":
     Eustachian tube, access, adit, air lock, antechamber, anteroom,
     anvil, approach, auditory apparatus, auditory canal,
     auditory meatus, auditory nerve, auditory ossicles, auditory tube,
     auricle, basilar membrane, bony labyrinth, cauliflower ear,
     cochlea, conch, concha, corridor, drumhead, ear, ear lobe, eardrum,
     endolymph, entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entry, entryway,
     external ear, foyer, galilee, gangplank, gangway, hall, hammer, in,
     incus, ingress, inlet, inner ear, intake, lobby, lobe, lobule, lug,
     malleus, mastoid process, means of access, middle ear, narthex,
     opening, organ of Corti, outer ear, oval window, passage,
     passageway, perilymph, pinna, portal, portico, propylaeum,
     round window, secondary eardrum, semicircular canals, shell,
     stapes, stirrup, stoa, threshold, tympanic cavity,
     tympanic membrane, tympanum, way, way in

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