gallery

noun
gal·​lery | \ ˈga-lə-rē How to pronounce gallery (audio) , ˈgal-rē\
plural galleries

Definition of gallery

1a : a roofed promenade : colonnade
2a : an outdoor balcony
b Southern & Midland : porch, veranda
c : a platform at the quarters or stern of a ship
3a : a long and narrow passage, apartment, or corridor
b : a subterranean passageway in a cave or military mining system also : a working drift or level in mining
c : an underground passage made by a mole or ant or a passage made in wood by an insect (such as a beetle)
4a : a room or building devoted to the exhibition of works of art
b : an institution or business exhibiting or dealing in works of art
c : collection, aggregation the rich gallery of characters in this novel— H. S. Canby
5a : a structure projecting from one or more interior walls (as of an auditorium or church) to accommodate additional people especially : the highest balcony in a theater commonly having the cheapest seats
b : the part of a theater audience seated in the top gallery
c : the undiscriminating general public
d : the spectators at a sporting event (such as a tennis or golf match)
6 : a small ornamental barrier or railing (as along the edge of a table or shelf)
7 : a photographer's studio

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Other Words from gallery

galleried \ ˈga-​lə-​rēd How to pronounce galleried (audio) , ˈgal-​rēd \ adjective
galleryite \ ˈga-​lə-​rē-​ˌīt How to pronounce galleryite (audio) , ˈgal-​rē-​ \ noun

Synonyms for gallery

Synonyms

museum, salon

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Examples of gallery in a Sentence

She owns a gallery downtown. The movie features a gallery of weird characters.

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Kensington Palace also shared the photos on Instagram, in a series of gallery posts. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Royal Family Shares Pictures of George, Charlotte, and Louis Playing in Kate's New Garden," 19 May 2019 There's even a 100-foot art gallery for those interested in the aesthetically pleasing. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Insane Mansion Has a Waterpark, a Wine Cellar, And An Art Gallery—And That's Not All," 13 May 2019 Action is everywhere: collectors dipping into booths like bees into flowers, gallery staff running for fresh caffeine and dealers pacing while waiting for decisions to be made. Kyle Chayka, WSJ, "At Art Fairs, the Chairs Are Just as Considered as the Art," 7 May 2019 Her gallery-style post shows pics of the duo playing cards, soaking up the sun, riding jet-skis, and hanging out together. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid and The Weekend Skip Coachella for a Tropical Vacation," 14 Apr. 2019 The couple was in good company, as Kate Middleton, the gallery's royal patron, was also in attendance. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria and David Beckham Join Kate Middleton at the National Portrait Gallery Gala," 12 Mar. 2019 Here’s a thread by Daniella Zalcman of Women Photograph chronicling the gender disparity in Year in Pictures galleries — overall the numbers are frustratingly grim. Kainaz Amaria, Vox, "2018, explained in pictures by women and non-binary photographers," 21 Dec. 2018 How to save a custom style Select the Design tab, then click the small down arrow on the right side of the style gallery window. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 This marks the first time that Alhadeff, known for moving into his Casa Perfect galleries in Beverly Hills and Greenwich Village, will furnish a residential building. Nicole Engelman, ELLE Decor, "The Most Beautiful Apartment on Earth Is in NYC and The Future Perfect Is Responsible," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of gallery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for gallery

Middle English gallerie, borrowed from Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin galeria, probably alteration (by dissimilation or suffix change) of galilea galilee

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The first known use of gallery was in the 15th century

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gallery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gallery

: a room or building in which people look at paintings, sculptures, etc.
: a business that sells paintings, sculptures, etc.
: a group or collection of people or things

gallery

noun
gal·​lery | \ ˈga-lə-rē How to pronounce gallery (audio) , ˈgal-rē\
plural galleries

Kids Definition of gallery

1 : a long narrow room or hall
2 : an indoor structure (as in a theater or church) built out from one or more walls
3 : a room or building in which people look at works of art
4 : the highest balcony of seats in a theater or the people who sit there
5 : a passage (as in wood) made by an animal and especially an insect

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