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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As a conductor, Rountree has led musicians at prestigious concert halls and opera houses around the world, as well as inside museum closets, warehouses and DIY galleries. Catherine Womack, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Christopher Rountree’s pursuit of music magic inspired by Descanso Gardens," 6 Sep. 2019 As a conductor, Rountree has led musicians at prestigious concert halls and opera houses around the world, as well as inside museum closets, warehouses and DIY galleries. Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times, "For Christopher Rountree, personal tragedy leads to a fearless pursuit of music magic," 5 Sep. 2019 From the breakfast room, finishing materials and furnishing were plain in the adjacent stair hall and, behind a door, the corridor to the kitchen and pantries. oregonlive, "Pittock Mansion is giving away VIP tickets to see ‘Downton Abbey’ movie," 4 Sep. 2019 The federal grants have been awarded to schools planning a variety of building projects, including a basketball arena, an arts and education complex with a recital hall and theater, a museum and classroom buildings. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Rice University awarded grant for 'mass timber' building on campus," 4 Sep. 2019 Since the stage abandoned it in 1869, the structure has been a post office, general store, dance hall, and women’s clubhouse. Tom Noel, The Know, "16 strange, spooky and (mostly) true Colorado stories to tell around a campfire," 24 Aug. 2019 On Wednesday, officials from the Los Angeles Kings and Pickwick Gardens celebrated the grand reopening of the rink on the 9-acre site at 1001 W. Riverside Drive — which also has a bowling alley, banquet halls and conference rooms. Anthony Clark Carpio, Burbank Leader, "Burbank, Los Angeles Kings officials celebrate grand reopening of ice center," 16 Aug. 2019 Performing together informally for years and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2012, the group gives concerts and workshops at schools, concert halls and outdoor venues throughout the region. Mike Giuliano, baltimoresun.com, "Puerto Rican music that will move you takes the stage at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park," 16 Aug. 2019 Arrow said the park service is open to different cuisines and styles landing in each space, but the businesses should still fit into the basic framework of having one upscale restaurant, one casual restaurant, one banquet hall and one cafe. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "New operator could take over San Francisco’s Cliff House restaurants," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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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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