hall

noun
\ ˈhȯl How to pronounce hall (audio) \

Definition of hall

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1a : 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
4a(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
5a : 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

Hall

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\ ˈhȯl How to pronounce Hall (audio) \

Definition of Hall (Entry 2 of 7)

Charles Francis 1821–1871 American arctic explorer

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Definition of Hall (Entry 3 of 7)

Charles Martin 1863–1914 American chemist and manufacturer

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Definition of Hall (Entry 4 of 7)

G(ranville) Stanley 1844–1924 American psychologist and educator

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Definition of Hall (Entry 5 of 7)

James Norman 1887–1951 American novelist

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Definition of Hall (Entry 6 of 7)

Jeffrey C(onnor) 1945–     American biologist

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Definition of Hall (Entry 7 of 7)

John L(ewis) 1934–     American physicist

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Examples of hall in a Sentence

Noun

The bathroom is down the hall. Her office is at the end of the hall. I'll meet you in the front hall. The front door opens onto a large hall. We rented a hall for the wedding reception.
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This is how the adventure began, looking for what would be the ideal typology for a spacious food hall in Manhattan. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A Mecca of Spanish Design and Food Opens in New York," 3 Apr. 2019 The wait for the food hall alone was nearly two hours. House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Hudson Yards, New York's $25 Billion Neighborhood," 19 Mar. 2019 The couple also help run the food hall as executive chef and operations manager, respectively. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 The nearly two-minute clip opens with a plucky Sabrina — jerrycan in hand, Mary Janes on feet — creepily click-clacking her way down Baxter High’s corridor to pour fuel in the entrance hall and ominously light a match. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 Releases First Trailer Ahead of April Premiere," 18 Mar. 2019 The uniformed maid stood in the hall, awaiting the slightest signal that the wizard was ready for his low-fat lunch. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 Now, as the centennial of Bernstein’s birth has prompted orchestras everywhere to perform his works, ensembles are again reckoning with the tricky art of pulling off Bernstein’s Broadway in the concert hall. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "The Trouble With Bernstein’s Broadway in the Concert Hall," 13 July 2018 Out of sight in the hall was Jessica Ryen, 10, no longer breathing. latimes.com, "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 His continuing position in the hall, nearly three months after the allegations against him became public, had become a point of frustration for many Cadets alumni, including several of his accusers. Tricia L. Nadolny, Philly.com, "Report clears former Cadets employee ensnared in boss's sexual misconduct scandal," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of hall

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hall

Noun

Middle English halle, from Old English heall; akin to Old High German halla hall, Latin cella small room, celare to conceal — more at hell

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The first known use of hall was before the 12th century

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hall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hall

: 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.

hall

noun
\ ˈhȯl How to pronounce hall (audio) \

Kids Definition of hall

1 : a passage in a building that leads to rooms : corridor
2 : an entrance room
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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