study hall


Definition of study hall

1 : a room in a school set aside for study
2 : a period in a student's day set aside for study and homework

Examples of study hall in a Sentence

I have study hall next period. She got in trouble for talking in study hall. My study hall starts at 11:04.
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Recent Examples on the Web To ensure his players stay on track with their courses, Griffin requires attendance to a one-hour study hall prior to practice each night. Nathaniel Weitzer,, "Brimming with young talent, Cathedral boys’ basketball building for the future," 21 Jan. 2021 Most cases have been traced to outside activities, although three boys in a six-person study hall contracted the virus. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "As COVID-19 soars in many communities, schools attempt to find ways through the crisis," 18 Nov. 2020 Students at Deerfield High School were able to sign up to work out in the physical education resource center, use the 3D printers, laser cutters or poster and sticker makers in the MakerSpace, or attend a study hall. Alicia Fabbre,, "Deerfield and Highland Park high schools creating ‘community’ space for students to take on issues, activities that address social and emotional needs," 7 Nov. 2020 Children don't sketch SUVs in study hall and car designers don't spend years in school working their way up to studio boss to figure out how to draw a grille and headlights on a potato. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line Draws Closer to Excellence," 15 Oct. 2020 A decade ago, Charles Chaput, then archbishop of Philadelphia, visited the study hall of New York’s Yeshiva University, where hundreds of students spend much of their day learning Torah. Meir Soloveichik, WSJ, "A Former Catholic Dances With the Torah," 8 Oct. 2020 At Greensboro Elementary, the cafeteria has been transformed into a giant study hall of sorts, with lines painted on the floor to mark out space for 48 desks. Washington Post, "Some public schools in Maryland open for kids who need it most," 23 Sep. 2020 The district now allows for late arrival and early dismissal depending on a student’s study hall and elective schedule. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "In-person schooling in Northeast Ohio comes with some hiccups, but overall smooth return to buildings," 22 Sep. 2020 The study hall location rotates from house to house. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, "From ‘pods’ to private tutors, some Anchorage parents join forces to cope with pandemic classroom closures," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of study hall

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Study hall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of study hall

US : a time during the school day when a student is expected to go to a particular room in the school to study or to complete work assigned in other classes

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