hall·​way | \ˈhȯl-ˌwā \

Definition of hallway 

1 : an entrance hall

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Examples of hallway in a Sentence

Her office is at the end of the hallway. I'll meet you in the front hallway.

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The complex is one of the most diverse corners of the city, where numerous languages can be heard and the scents of cooking from around the world waft through the hallways. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, "Refugees flee war-torn homelands for deteriorating apartment complexes in S.A.," 30 June 2018 Sometime close to midnight Friday, Clymer made her way with a friend through Cuba Libre's crowded hallways to use the women's restroom. Amy B Wang, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Transgender woman says she was asked for ID to use restroom, then kicked out of D.C. restaurant," 25 June 2018 Walking through the hallways, the tour stops at the wall of school records. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard was groomed to be NBA player — by his dad," 17 June 2018 There have been some famous students who passed through the hallways of Coral Park, located at 8865 SW 16 St. in the neighborhood known as Westchester. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "Coral Park High baseball vets recall 1978, the year everything went right," 7 June 2018 In the days after the massacre that left 17 students and staff members dead, Peterson came under fire for what some described as inaction once bullets began to fly through the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Parkland school resource officer decried as coward gets princely pension of $8,702 a month," 16 May 2018 One other safety issue is that criminal defendants in custody are moved through public hallways to access courtrooms. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County will need state's help for $367 million criminal courthouse project, report says," 8 May 2018 Some of the toilets are out of order, so the patients urinate and defecate in black buckets next to their beds, the fetid smell wafting through the hallways. The Economist, "A crazy systemNobody spends enough on mental health," 26 Apr. 2018 Every child says hello as Buyu walks through the hallways. Cristela Guerra, BostonGlobe.com, "Nonprofit trains youth to play, and lead," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hallway

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hallway was in 1876

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