Meaning of HALL in English


/hawl/ , n.

1. a corridor or passageway in a building.

2. the large entrance room of a house or building; vestibule; lobby.

3. a large room or building for public gatherings; auditorium: convention hall; concert hall.

4. a large building for residence, instruction, or other purposes, at a college or university.

5. a college at a university.

6. (in English colleges)

a. a large room in which the members and students dine.

b. dinner in such a room.

7. Brit. a mansion or large residence, esp. one on a large estate.

8. Brit. Informal. See music hall .

9. the chief room in a medieval castle or similar structure, used for eating, sleeping, and entertaining.

10. the castle, house, or similar structure of a medieval chieftain or noble.

11. Southeastern U.S. ( older use ). the living room or family room of a house.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE heall; c. ON holl, G Halle; akin to OE helan to cover, hide, L celare to hide (see CONCEAL) ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .