Meaning of HALL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ hɔ:l ]

( halls)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


The hall in a house or flat is the area just inside the front door, into which some of the other rooms open. ( BRIT; in AM, use entrance hall )



A hall in a building is a long passage with doors into rooms on both sides of it. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, use hallway )



A hall is a large room or building which is used for public events such as concerts, exhibitions, and meetings.

We picked up our conference materials and filed into the lecture hall...

N-COUNT : oft n N

see also city hall , town hall


If students live in hall in British English, or in a hall in American English, they live in a university or college building called a hall of residence .

N-COUNT : also prep N


Hall is sometimes used as part of the name of a large house in the country.

He died at Holly Hall, his wife’s family home.



see also entrance hall , music hall

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