hall·​way | \ ˈhȯl-ˌwā How to pronounce hallway (audio) \

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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Advertising In the hallway is a painting by Sanders’ aunt, Beth Galvin, an artist and the matchmaker who arranged the blind date. Will Weissert, The Seattle Times, "The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O’Rourke," 29 Mar. 2019 Poor Principal Featherhead is never seen alive again, and days later his blue-lipped corpse is found stuffed into a cupboard in the hallway. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Let's Talk About Tonight's Very Special Flashback Episode of Riverdale," 8 Nov. 2018 All right, that's Lindsey Graham, moments ago in the hallway. Fox News, "Kavanaugh's high school friend reacts to fiery testimony," 28 Sep. 2018 Cousins tried to enter the Warriors’ locker room, prompting team security officials to stop him in the hallway. Mark Medina, sacbee, "‘Y’all going to get along?’ Warriors’ Bell has flashback to Durant-Cousins scuffle," 4 July 2018 In Baghdad’s counterterrorism court, a maze of hallways and courtrooms stacked high with paperwork, women have mere minutes to defend themselves. Sophia Jones, Marie Claire, "The Truth About The Wives of ISIS," 4 Oct. 2018 Security lights in the hallway and cameras in the sanctuary also had been removed, according the report. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Vandal left disgusting and smelly surprise on pastor’s chair at church, NC police say," 11 July 2018 Videos from the news site show staffers working to mop up the rain from the leaky hospital roof, which soaked X-ray rooms and hallways. Alex Harris, miamiherald, "Beryl flooded hundreds of homes, left 130,000 without power in the Dominican Republic," 10 July 2018 In previous years, artwork was spread out along a long hallway and the showed spanned across two weeks. Quoron Walker, courant.com, "CT Art School Annual Show Highlights Students," 19 June 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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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