Meaning of HALL in English


noun any corridor or passage in a building.

2. hall ·noun a college in an english university (at oxford, an unendowed college).

3. hall ·noun cleared passageway in a crowd;

— formerly an exclamation.

4. hall ·noun a vestibule, entrance room, ·etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.

5. hall ·noun a building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, westminster hall, in london.

6. hall ·noun the apartment in which english university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.

7. hall ·noun a name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.

8. hall ·noun the chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. it was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.

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