Meaning of HALL in English


hall S2 W2 /hɔːl $ hɒːl/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: heall ]

1 . ENTRANCE the area just inside the door of a house or other building, that leads to other rooms SYN hallway

in the hall

We hung our coats in a cupboard in the hall.

a huge tiled entrance hall

2 . CORRIDOR a passage in a building or house that leads to many of the rooms SYN corridor , hallway :

Each floor had ten rooms on both sides of the hall.

3 . PUBLIC BUILDING a building or large room for public events such as meetings or dances

sports/exhibition/banqueting etc hall

The school has a new sports hall.

Five hundred people filled the lecture hall.

church/village hall (=used by people who live in a place)

A coffee morning is to be held in the village hall.

a concert at Carnegie Hall

⇨ ↑ city hall (2), ↑ concert hall , ↑ dance hall , ↑ music hall (2), ↑ town hall

4 . FOR STUDENTS especially British English a college or university building where students live SYN hall of residence , dorm American English

in hall

For a brief time Tom and Dave had shared a room in hall.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.