Meaning of HALL in English


n.1 a a space or passage into which the front entrance of a house etc. opens. b US a corridor or passage in a building.

2 a a large room or building for meetings, meals, concerts, etc. b (in pl.) music-halls.

3 a large country house, esp. with a landed estate.

4 (in full hall of residence) a university residence for students.

5 a (in a college etc.) a common dining-room. b dinner in this.

6 the building of a guild (Fishmongers' Hall).

7 a a large public room in a palace etc. b the principal living-room of a medieval house.

Phrases and idioms:

Hall of Fame US a building with memorials of celebrated people. hall porter Brit. a porter who carries baggage etc. in a hotel. hall-stand a stand in the hall of a house, with a mirror, pegs, etc.

Etymology: OE hall f. Gmc, rel. to HELL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.