Meaning of HALL in English
/ hɔːl; NAmE / noun
(also hall·way ) ( NAmE also entry ) a space or passage inside the entrance or front door of a building :
She ran into the hall and up the stairs.
—see also entrance hall
( NAmE also hall·way ) a passage in a building with rooms down either side
SYN corridor :
I headed for Scott's office down the hall.
a building or large room for public meetings, meals, concerts, etc. :
a concert / banqueting / sports / exhibition, etc. hall
There are three dining halls on campus.
The Royal Albert Hall
( BrE )
A jumble sale will be held in the village hall on Saturday.
—see also city hall , dance hall , guildhall , music hall , town hall
= hall of residence :
She's living in hall(s) .
( BrE ) (often as part of a name) a large country house :
Old English hall , heall (originally denoting a roofed space, located centrally, for the communal use of a tribal chief and his people); of Germanic origin and related to German Halle , Dutch hall , also to Norwegian and Swedish hall .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005