Meaning of HALL in English


[hall] n [ME halle, fr. OE heall; akin to L cella small room, celare to conceal--more at hell] (bef. 12c) 1 a: the castle or house of a medieval king or noble b: the chief living room in such a structure

2: the manor house of a landed proprietor

3: a large usu. imposing building for public or semipublic purposes

4. a (1): a building used by a college or university for some special purpose (2): dormitory b: a college or a division of a college at some universities c (1): the common dining room of an English college (2): a meal served there

5. a: the entrance room of a building: lobby b: a corridor or passage in a building

6: a large room for assembly: auditorium 7: a place used for public entertainment

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