Hall meaning

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A corridor or passageway in a building.
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The definition of a hall is a central room, public room or passageway between rooms.

An example of a hall is a large public room used for events and dancing.

An example of a hall is a passageway from a living room to a bedroom.

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A college dormitory, classroom building, eating center, etc.
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A meeting room.

The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention.

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A large entrance room or vestibule in a building; a lobby.
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A building used for the meetings, entertainments, or living quarters of a fraternity, sorority, church, or other social or religious organization.
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The main house on a landed estate.
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The main dwelling on the estate of a baron, squire, etc.
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A building containing public offices or the headquarters of an organization, for transacting business, holding meetings, etc.
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A large public or semipublic room for gatherings, entertainments, etc.
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A passageway or room between the entrance and the interior of a building; vestibule, foyer, or lobby.
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A passageway or area onto which rooms open.
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1863-1914; U.S. chemist: discovered electrolytic process for reducing aluminum from bauxite.
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1844-1924; U.S. psychologist & educator.
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The drinking fountain was out in the hall.

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A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).

The duke lived in a great hall overlooking the sea.

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A building providing student accommodation at a university.

The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle.

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The principal room of a secular medieval building.
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A British and Scandinavian topographic surname​ for someone who lived in or near a hall.
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A surname​ of German origin for someone associated with a salt mine.
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Origin of hall

  • Middle English halle large residence from Old English heall kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English halle, from Old English heall (“hall, dwelling, house; palace, temple; law-court”), from Proto-Germanic *hallō (“hall”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to hide, conceal”). Cognate with Scots hall, haw (“hall”), Dutch hal (“hall”), German Halle (“hall”), Swedish hall (“hall”), Icelandic höll (“palace”), Latin cella (“room, cell”), Sanskrit [script?] (śā́lā, “house, mansion, hall”). [Devanagari?]

    From Wiktionary