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 chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite ( 1863- 1914)
  4. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology ( 1844- 1924)
  5. a large building for meetings or entertainment
  6. a large room for gatherings or entertainment; " lecture hall"; " pool hall"
  7. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; " halls of learning"
  8. the large room of a manor or castle
  9. a large and imposing house
  10. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
  11. 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.
  12. A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.
  13. Any corridor or passage in a building.
  14. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.
  15. A college in an English university ( at Oxford, an unendowed college).
  16. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.
  17. Cleared passageway in a crowd; - formerly an exclamation.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A large building or room; entry; passageway.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

Usage examples for hall

  1. We welcome you to Faneuil Hall. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. We had as much right to be at the Hall as they. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  3. By the boye, hall the hactin in Amareka is werry orrid. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  4. " Bring me my stick from the hall, Horace," she said. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. At last the front door opened, and George's step was in the hall. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. Not out in the hall! – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. Even the boys at the back of the hall begin to look towards the platform. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  8. Dr. Drawford's office is at the end of the hall. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  9. May we have the use of your car to take her to the Hall? – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  10. Of course he must not be left at the Hall. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Rose ran to the hall. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks
  12. I know you better than you know yourself, Mrs. Hall. – The Grey Woman and other Tales by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  13. Why didn't you let her meet him in the hall? – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  14. Presently she heard his step in the hall, and he came in. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  15. Would you hang one of those in your hall? – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. She met him in the hall. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  17. There's some talk about Apothecary's Hall;- I don't know what it is. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. She rose quickly and went to the hall door. – Salome by Emma Marshall