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

Definition of hallway

1 : an entrance hall

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of hallway in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

When asked where those people go, Mr Clark gestures to an elderly black man who has just shuffled into the hallway dragging a suitcase. The Economist, "New research probes eviction’s causes and consequences," 24 Aug. 2019 When a 17-year-old student opened fire in the school cafeteria, Hall charged at the shooter, dodged a bullet, and chased him into the hallway and out the door. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com, "Chardon High School shooting hero Frank Hall challenges Ohio House Republican," 19 Aug. 2019 Krajewski said a day after a packed meeting with local farmers spilled out into the hallway of a local Iowa Department of Transportation building. NBC News, "Flooded out, farmers find work rebuilding the levees that failed them," 19 Aug. 2019 In the first scene of the series, the patriarch stumbles into the hallway of his new penthouse and pees on the floor. Carrie Wittmer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Succession Season 1: What You Need to Remember Before the New Season," 11 Aug. 2019 The few dozen people observing the meeting were ushered out into a hallway. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland handgun board may have violated open meetings law," 9 Aug. 2019 In November 2016, a dispute in Probate Court spilled into the hallway and got physical. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "One Louisville lawyer hit another with aerosol can in courthouse brawl, police say," 17 July 2019 Outside the hearing, hundreds of supporters and opponents crammed into the hallway. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Gig-work bill passes Senate committee as crowds rally for and against it," 10 July 2019 Pujols stepped out of the dugout, waved his Los Angeles Angels cap into the air, ducked back into the dugout, down the steps, into the hallway. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "As Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return, you can't help but wonder: What if he never left?," 21 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hallway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hallway

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hallway

Dictionary Entries near hallway



Hallwachs effect





Statistics for hallway

Last Updated

27 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hallway

The first known use of hallway was in 1876

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hallway


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

Kids Definition of hallway

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on hallway

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hallway

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hallway

Spanish Central: Translation of hallway

Nglish: Translation of hallway for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of hallway for Arabic Speakers

Comments on hallway

What made you want to look up hallway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!