noun pl. galleries
- a covered walk open at one side or having the roof supported by pillars; colonnade
- Chiefly South a veranda or porch
- a long, narrow balcony on the outside of a building
- a platform projecting at either quarter or around the stern of an early sailing ship
- a platform or projecting upper floor attached to the back wall or sides of a church, theater, etc.; esp., the highest of a series of such platforms in a theater, with the cheapest seats
- the cheapest seats in a theater
- the people occupying these seats, sometimes regarded as exemplifying popular tastes
- the spectators at a sporting event, legislative meeting, etc.
- a long, narrow corridor or room
- a place or establishment for exhibiting or dealing in artworks
- any of the display rooms of a museum
- a collection of paintings, statues, etc.
- ☆ a room or establishment used as a photographer's studio, for practice in shooting at targets, etc.
- an underground passage, as one made by an animal, or one used in mining or military engineering
- a low railing of wood or metal around the edge of a table, shelf, etc.
ME < OFr galerie, gallerie, long portico, gallery < ML galeria, prob. < galilaea: see galilee (porch)
transitive verb galleried, gallerying
to furnish with a gallery, or balcony