Meaning of HALL in English

HALL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈhȯl ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English halle, from Old English heall; akin to Old High German halla hall, Latin cella small room, celare to conceal — more at hell

Date: before 12th century

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 usually 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.