Definition of gallery
3a : a long and narrow passage, apartment, or corridorb : a subterranean passageway in a cave or military mining system; also : a working drift or level in miningc : 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 artb : an institution or business exhibiting or dealing in works of artc : 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 seatsb : the part of a theater audience seated in the top galleryc : the undiscriminating general publicd : 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
galleriedplay \ˈga-lə-rēd, ˈgal-rēd\ adjective
galleryiteplay \ˈga-lə-rē-ˌīt, ˈgal-rē-\ noun
Examples of gallery in a Sentence
She owns a gallery downtown.
The movie features a gallery of weird characters.
Recent Examples of gallery from the Web
Last week, 2 Chainz turned his Trap House art gallery into a church, offering a full by Pastor Michael Wortham.
Fireworks at the Workhouse Before the fireworks show at dusk, artists will be in their galleries, food trucks will be on-site, and Shane Gamble performs. 5-9:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton.
Story continues below galleryTuesday's game wasn't decided by a single moment.
By the early 1970s, the building primarily became a shopping mall and now features an assortment of stores, including women's clothing, gifts, jewelry, antiques, art galleries, a recording studio and restaurant.
The annual street art event featured 200 chalk murals This weekend 600 artists got down on their hands and knees and used colored chalk to transform the sidewalks of Paseo Colorado into a temporary art gallery.
There’s also Corbyn’s embrace of a virtual planet-wide rogue’s gallery of dictators and terrorists.
That intimate experience, however, hasn’t been paired with an impressive gallery for exhibits and teaching.
British recreational math enthusiast David Bailey has a beautiful gallery of pavement tessellations from around the world on his page Tess-elation.
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GALLERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gallery for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of gallery for Students
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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