Meaning of HALL in English

HALL

■ noun

1》 the room or space just inside the front entrance of a house.

↘ N. Amer. a corridor in a building.

2》 a large room for meetings, concerts, etc.

↘the dining room of a college, university, or school.

↘the principal living room of a medieval house.

3》 (also ~ of residence ) Brit. a university building in which students live.

4》 Brit. a large country house.

5》 historical the premises of a guild.

Origin

OE ~ , heall ; of Gmc origin.

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