Definitions of gallery

  1. a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
  2. spectators at a golf or tennis match
  3. narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
  4. a covered corridor ( especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
  5. a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose; " shooting gallery"
  6. a porch along the outside of a building ( sometimes partly enclosed)
  7. a horizontal ( or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; " they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
  8. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.
  9. A long narrow hall, or place for walking; the upper seats of a theater, church, assembly room, etc.; the occupants of such parts of a building; a building, or room, used for the exhibition of works of art, etc.; a covered passage in a work for defense or for communication; a balcony.
  10. A balcony surrounded by rails: a long passage: the upper floor of seats in a church or theatre: a room for the exhibition of works of art: ( fort.) a covered passage cut through the earth or masonry.
  11. Raised platform with seats; long passage; room for the exhibition of pictures, & c.
  12. An elevated floor, commonly furnished with seats, along the side of an audience room.
  13. A corridor; a place for the display of statues, paintings, etc.
  14. The covered part of a building, commonly in the wings, used as an ambulatory; a long apartment serving to communicate with others; a corridor; an ornamental walk or apartment in gardens, formed by trees; an upper floor with seats in a church or a theatre; a covered walk across the ditch of a town, made of beams covered with planks and loaded with earth; a narrow passage or branch of a mine carried under ground; a frame like a balcony; a collection of works of art; the room containing them.
  15. A long apartment serving as a communication to others; any long passage; the upper seats in a theatre: the raised floor round a church or public building; a collection of paintings, & c., and the place where they are arranged for inspection; in mining, a working drift or level from which the mineral has been excavated; in mil., a passage formed under ground.
  16. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.
  17. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
  18. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
  19. A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, - seldom found in vessels built since 1850.
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