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.
The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention.
The duke lived in a great hall overlooking the sea.
The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle.
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?]