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hall

noun \ˈhl\

: a usually long, narrow passage inside a building with doors that lead to rooms on the sides

: the area inside the entrance of a building

: a large room or building for meetings, entertainment, etc.

Full Definition of HALL

1
a :  the castle or house of a medieval king or noble
b :  the chief living room in such a structure
2
:  the manor house of a landed proprietor
3
:  a large usually imposing building for public or semipublic purposes
4
a (1) :  a building used by a college or university for some special purpose (2) :  dormitory
b :  a college or a division of a college at some universities
c (1) :  the common dining room of an English college
(2) :  a meal served there
5
a :  the entrance room of a building :  lobby
b :  a corridor or passage in a building
6
:  a large room for assembly :  auditorium
7
:  a place used for public entertainment
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Examples of HALL

  1. The bathroom is down the hall.
  2. Her office is at the end of the hall.
  3. I'll meet you in the front hall.
  4. The front door opens onto a large hall.
  5. We rented a hall for the wedding reception.

Origin of HALL

Middle English halle, from Old English heall; akin to Old High German halla hall, Latin cella small room, celare to conceal — more at hell
First Known Use: before 12th century

Hall

biographical name \ˈhl\

Definition of HALL

Charles Francis 1821–1871 Am. arctic explorer

Hall

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Charles Martin 1863–1914 Am. chem. & manuf.

Hall

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G(ranville) Stanley 1844–1924 Am. psychol. & educ.

Hall

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James Norman 1887–1951 Am. nov.

Hall

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John L(ewis) 1934– Am. physicist
HALL Defined for Kids

hall

noun \ˈhl\

Definition of HALL for Kids

1
:  a passage in a building that leads to rooms :  corridor
2
:  an entrance room
3
4
:  a large building used for public purposes <city hall>
5
:  a building or large room set apart for a special purpose <a dining hall>
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