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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An assistant to Wiseman later pulled out a training table in a hallway of the cramped community recreation center, which buzzed as the biggest recruiting showcase of the summer began in earnest. Roman Stubbs, chicagotribune.com, "At Nike Peach Jam, high school stars ready to see end of NBA's one-and-done era," 13 July 2018 How many people were killed or injured from the collision is impossible to say; in the moments after impact, the kerosene lamps that hung in the hallways of the wooden cars quickly set everything aflame. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers," 22 June 2018 Adding to the day’s drama — and to the crowd of news media and professional line-standers — a naturalization ceremony is taking place in the hallway of the courthouse, drawing eager family members of the soon-to-be U.S. citizens. Fortune, "A Front-Row Seat for the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling Costs Up to $860," 12 June 2018 Many Romney loyalists, in comments in the hallways of the Stein Eriksen Lodge, said Romney remains deeply concerned about Trump’s policies and leadership style. BostonGlobe.com, "Mitt Romney and Donald Trump? ‘It’s really complicated’," 11 June 2018 Many Romney loyalists, in comments in the hallways of the Stein Eriksen Lodge, said Romney remains deeply concerned about Trump’s policies and leadership style. Lindsay Whitehurst, The Seattle Times, "Now a candidate, Romney appears to embrace Trump presidency," 10 June 2018 That medal is on display in the hallway of her Addis Ababa home. Don Norcross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Ethiopia's queen of the 5,000 has sights set on a marathon," 1 June 2018 Investigators said that there were two bullet holes in the hallway of the home where the alleged violence took place, WKMG reported. CBS News, "Abused woman held captive by boyfriend slips note to veterinary staff, police say," 27 May 2018 The tragedy in Santa Fe is still raw, and the police are still piecing together what happened in the hallways of this high school Friday morning. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Parkland activists respond to Santa Fe school shooting: “You didn’t deserve this”," 19 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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