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 explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a college or university building containing living quarters for students Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a large building for meetings or entertainment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; "halls of learning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the large room of a manor or castle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a large and imposing house Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Any corridor or passage in a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college). Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Large room; entrance room; public building; manor-house. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A large building or room; entry; passageway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. used of the court of the high priests house. ( Luke 22:55 ) In ( Matthew 27:27 ) and Mark 15:16 "hall" is synonymous with "praetorium," which in ( John 18:28 ) is in Authorized Version "judgment hall." [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  29. Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. (Gr. aule, Luke 22:55 ; RSV, "court"), the open court or quadrangle belonging to the high priest's house. In Matthew 26:69 and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered "palace" in the Authorized Version, but correctly "court" in the Revised Version. In John 10:1 John 10:16 it means a "sheep-fold." In Matthew 27:27 and Mark 15:16 (A.V., "common hall;" RSV, "palace") it refers to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at Jerusalem. The "porch" in Matthew 26:71 is the entrance-hall or passage leading into the central court, which is open to the sky. biblestudytools.com
  31. A building or room of considerable size, used as a place for the meeting ofpublic assemblies, conventions, courts, etc.In English law. A name given to many manor-houses because the magistrate's courtwas held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion-house. Cowell. thelawdictionary.org
  32. A public building used either for the meetings of corporations, courts, or employed to some public uses; as the city hall, the town hall. Formerly this word denoted the chief mansion or habitation. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  33. hawl, n. a large room or passage at the entrance of a house: a large chamber for public business--for meetings, or for the sale of particular goods: an edifice in which courts of justice are held: a manor-house: the main building of a college, and in some cases, as at Oxford and Cambridge, the specific name of a college itself: an unendowed college: a licensed residence for students: the great room in which the students dine together--hence also the dinner itself: a place for special professional education, or for conferring professional degrees or licenses, as a Divinity Hall, Apothecaries' Hall.--ns. HALL'AGE, toll paid for goods sold in a hall; HALL'-DOOR, the front door of a house.--A HALL! A HALL! a cry at a mask or the like for room for the dance, &c.; BACHELOR'S HALL, a place free from the restraining presence of a wife; LIBERTY HALL, a place where every one can do as he pleases. [A.S. heall; Dut. hal, Ice. holl, &c.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Large public room in palace &c.; servants\' h., room in which servants dine; residence of landed proprietor; (Univv.) institution governed by a head without fellows, (also) building for students having or not having Univ. privileges; (in Eng. colleges &c.) common dining-room, dinner in this; building of guild, as Saddlers\' H.; large room for public business; entrance-passage of house; Liberty H., place where one may do as one likes; h.-mark, mark used at Goldsmiths\' H. (& by Government assay offices) for marking standard of gold& silver, (v.t.) stamp with this (often fig.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. A court of justice; a manor-house so called, because in it were held courts for the tenants; the publick room of a corporation; the first large room at the entrance of a house. Complete Dictionary

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