Ultimately from (etyl) , via a Romance source.
(architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave
to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
From (etyl) nafu, from (etyl) ).
A hub of a wheel.
* --William Shakespeare, Hamlet , Act II, Scene 2
- 'Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
- In general synod take away her power;
- Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
(obsolete) The navel.
* William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene 1:
- And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
- Till he faced the slave;/Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix'd his head upon our battlements
(architecture) A passage, hall or room, such as a lobby, between the outer door and the interior of a building.
* 1813 , , Volume 3, Chapter 9,
* 1913', '' ,
- Lydia's voice was heard in the vestibule ; the door was thrown open, and she ran into the room.
* 1929 April, ,
- The purpose of the vestibule , at least in western Europe, was not to provide a resting-place for penitents, but to deaden the noise outside.
(rail transport) An enclosed entrance at the end of a railway passenger car.
* 1912 , Electric railway journal , Volume XL, Number 14,
- Some instinct warned Armitage that what was taking place was not a thing for unfortified eyes to see, so he brushed back the crowd with authority as he unlocked the vestibule door.
(senseid)(medicine, anatomy, by extension) Any of a number of body cavities, serving as or resembling an entrance to another bodily space.
* 1838 , Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Surgical Society, Boston Medical and Surgical Journal , Volumes 17-18,
- The exit side of the front vestibule contains a sliding door.
* 1920 , Jacob Parsons Schaeffer, The Nose, paranasal sinuses, nasolacrimal passageways, and olfactory organ in man; a genetic, developmental, and anatomico-physiological consideration ,
- The membrane of the vestibule in this animal is thrown into three folds. The margins of these folds, looking towards the vestibule, are approximated, and, following the law which is now known to regulate the formation of hollow tubes, doubtless unite and coalesce in the next higher species of fish.
* 2001 , René Malek, Cleft Lip and Palate: Lesions, Pathophysiology and Primary Treatment ,
- The Vestibule' (vestibulum nasi). — The paired ' vestibule may be considered an antechamber to the nasal fossa.
- The incision of the mucosa over the premaxilla is traced a millimetre or two from the furrow that marks the bottom of the barely-defined vestibule .
* vestibule school