Definitions of hall

  1. a large entrance or reception room or area
  2. United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos ( the two satellites of Mars) ( 1829- 1907)
  3. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology ( 1844- 1924)
  4. a large room for gatherings or entertainment; " lecture hall"; " pool hall"
  5. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; " halls of learning"
  6. the large room of a manor or castle
  7. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
  8. 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.
  9. A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.
  10. Any corridor or passage in a building.
  11. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.
  12. A college in an English university ( at Oxford, an unendowed college).
  13. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.
  14. Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation.
  15. A large building or room for the transaction of public business, entertainments, etc.; a court of justice; the passageway into a house; a college dining room; in early times, the main living room of a castle; a vestibule, entrance room, etc.
  16. A large room or passage at the entrance of a house: a large chamber for public business: an edifice in which courts of justice are held: a manor- house ( so called because courts of justice used to be held in them): the edifice of a college: at Oxford, an unendowed college: at Cambridge, a college.
  17. A large building or room; entry; passageway.
  18. A large room at the entrance of a house; an ediflce in which courts of justice are held; a manor- house, so called because courts were formerly held in them; a college; the ediflce of a college; a room for a corporation or public assembly; a placo to dine in in common.
  19. A large room; a large room at the entrance of a mansion- house or palace; a court- house; the name often given to the country residence of a nobleman or gentleman; the place of meeting and business of a corporation; the designation of certain colleges in the English universities.