guildhall

noun

guild·​hall ˈgild-ˌhȯl How to pronounce guildhall (audio)
: a hall where a guild or corporation usually assembles

Examples of guildhall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With gabled guildhalls and a grand gothic cathedral, Antwerp is straight out of Old Flanders. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Apr. 2024 Schlüsselzunft is an Old World charmer of a restaurant in a guildhall building that dates to 1306 on a pedestrian street in Basel’s delightful Old Town. Dave Seminara, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2020 Tent-like market stalls lead to red brick guildhalls. Rick Steves, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018 While Haarlem has its fancy old guildhalls and business has reigned here for centuries, the town’s strictly enforced building code assures that the church tower will always dominate the downtown. Rick Steves, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guildhall was in the 14th century

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“Guildhall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guildhall. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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