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 man leaped out of bed and confronted the intruder, shoving him down the hallway and out the front door. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Burglar wakes up couple to ask to use their Wi-Fi network," 26 July 2018 Littlefield marched with his wife down the hallway and over to Webster’s lab door. Paul Collins, BostonGlobe.com, "What lies in the lab: The gruesome murder at Harvard that transfixed New England," 11 July 2018 Led by Officer Hendrex, the group makes its way down the hallway, guns drawn, as the hammering of what sounds like automatic gunfire comes from above. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Police Body Camera Footage Shows Response to Las Vegas Shooting," 3 July 2018 Now a rowdy and precocious seven-year-old, Ahmed moves like a blur, kicking his new soccer ball in the kitchen, down the hallway. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, "Into dark cycle of Mideast revenge, this group tries to bring light," 28 June 2018 The immense freshman turned and disappeared down the hallway, done with his lone year of college basketball. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Life without Mo Bamba might not be bleak for Texas," 26 June 2018 Later our group had to use a mirror and a silver serving tray to reflect a beam of sunlight down a dark hallway, ensuring safe passage from the undead. Juliet Bennett Rylah, Los Angeles Magazine, "After a Year Hiatus, One of L.A.’s Scariest Theater Experiences Is Returning," 22 June 2018 The bullet punctured the apartment wall there, traveled through Kapua, went down the hallway, through the parent's bedroom door, hit a large plastic tub and landed on the bed, Murphy said. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "After a stray bullet wounded their toddler, an Anchorage couple copes with fear," 30 May 2018 Tyler, a senior who was inside the school, told KHOU his friend saw someone walking down the hallway with a gun. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, ""It is real": Santa Fe High School shooting witnesses describe frantic scene," 18 May 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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