See also: Foyer and foþer

English

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A foyer in an opera house

Etymology

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Borrowed from French foyer (hearth, lobby), in turn from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin focārius, from Latin focus (hearth). Cognate with Spanish hogar (home).

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foyer (plural foyers)

  1. A lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc.
    Synonym: entrance hall
    We had a drink in the foyer waiting for the play to start.
    • 2012, Taylor Swift (lyrics and music), “The Lucky One”, in Red (Taylor's Version)[1], published 2021:
      Now it's big black cars and Riviera views / And your lover in the foyer doesn't even know you / And your secrets end up splashed on the news front page
    • 2023 October 14, HarryBlank, “Face Time”, in SCP Foundation[2], archived from the original on 23 May 2024:
      "He's been waiting to jump my brain-bones since I left R&E. I could feel him hammering on the door." She trotted to the nearest wall and knocked on it for emphasis. "But whatever it is that makes us remember the good old days, it also makes us impossible to possess now. That's why Willie and I both woke up, and why Noè never got taken out by Mukami. So all I had to do was open my mind up to the guy, invite him in, then... gas the foyer, as it were."
  2. The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
  3. (UK) A hostel offering accommodation and work opportunities to homeless young people.

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Translations

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References

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  1. ^ "OASIS: Their Angriest Interview Ever, Slowed Down & Subtitled ("Wibbling Rivalry" Fully Transcribed)", YouTube

Czech

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Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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Borrowed from French foyer.

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Noun

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foyer m inan or n

  1. theater lobby, foyer

Declension

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when masculine:

Indeclinable when neuter.

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French foyer, from Middle French [Term?], from Old French foier, from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin focārius, from Latin focus (hearth).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /fʋɑˈjeː/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: foy‧er
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun

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foyer m (plural foyers, diminutive foyertje n)

  1. foyer (lobby, waiting room or parlour)
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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *focārium, nominalization of the Late Latin adjective focārius, from Latin focus (hearth).

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Noun

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foyer m (plural foyers)

  1. hearth
  2. lobby, foyer
  3. home, domicile
  4. household
  5. source, centre, seat

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Crimean Tatar: foye
  • Czech: foyer
  • English: foyer
  • German: Foyer
  • Italian: foyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål: foajé
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: foajé
  • Polish: foyer
  • Russian: фойе́ (fojé) (see there for further descendants)
  • Slovak: foyer
  • Spanish: foyer
  • Serbo-Croatian: foaje
  • Turkish: fuaye

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Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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foyer

Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from French foyer, from Vulgar Latin *focārium, nominalization of the Late Latin adjective focārius, from Latin focus. Doublet of fokus.

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Noun

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foyer n (indeclinable)

  1. foyer (lobby, corridor, or waiting room)

Further reading

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  • foyer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • foyer in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French foyer.

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Noun

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foyer m inan (genitive singular foyeru, nominative plural foyery, genitive plural foyerov, declension pattern of dub)
foyer n

  1. foyer

Usage notes

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  • When used in the neuter gender, the word is indeclineable.

Declension

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Further reading

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  • foyer”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English foyer or French foyer.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /fwaˈje/ [fwaˈje]
    • Rhymes: -e
 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /foˈʝeɾ/ [foˈʝeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /foˈʃeɾ/ [foˈʃeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /foˈʒeɾ/ [foˈʒeɾ]

    • Rhymes: -eɾ
    • Syllabification: fo‧yer

Noun

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foyer m (plural foyers or foyer)

  1. foyer