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Definitions of hall

  1. a large entrance or reception room or area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; "halls of learning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the large room of a manor or castle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any corridor or passage in a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college). Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A large building or room for the transaction of public business, entertainments, etc.; a court of justice; the passageway into a house; a college dining room; in early times, the main living room of a castle; a vestibule, entrance room, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A large room or passage at the entrance of a house: a large chamber for public business: an edifice in which courts of justice are held: a manor-house (so called because courts of justice used to be held in them): the edifice of a college: at Oxford, an unendowed college: at Cambridge, a college. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A large building or room; entry; passageway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A large room at the entrance of a house; an ediflce in which courts of justice are held; a manor-house, so called because courts were formerly held in them; a college; the ediflce of a college; a room for a corporation or public assembly; a placo to dine in in common. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A large room; a large room at the entrance of a mansion-house or palace; a court-house; the name often given to the country residence of a nobleman or gentleman; the place of meeting and business of a corporation; the designation of certain colleges in the English universities. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for hall

  1. We welcome you to Faneuil Hall – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. We had as much right to be at the Hall as they. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
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