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

There are no plans to cancel the program and turn the Burton and Shenkman facilities into the nation's largest study hall. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: UConn’s move back to the Big East strengthens a brand that is about national championship caliber basketball," 23 June 2019 Doheny Library is a favorite spot on campus, thanks to its dramatic, high-ceilinged study halls and elegant nooks and crannies spread over several floors. Condé Nast Traveler, "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," 6 Aug. 2018 This will include the removal of rear classrooms that exist inside former study hall space. Jennifer Johnson,, "Residents hear proposed building changes for Maine South, district-wide referendum plan," 3 May 2018 Llanas and Kurt Neumann first bonded over music in study hall at Waukesha South High School in 1977, and BoDeans started playing Milwaukee clubs in 1983. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sam Llanas' Summerfest show canceled, PR firm cuts ties following molestation accusations," 12 June 2018 Hours in the study hall were replaced with hours on the computer, the monitor facing the public dining room to keep me from clicking on pornography. Eli Reiter, Washington Post, "I was raised an Orthodox Jew. Then someone from Reddit sent me Stephen Hawking’s book.," 14 Mar. 2018 T wo hours of study hall each evening including homework sent by Laraine's teachers at Fontainebleau capped off the activities. Rosalyn Eason,, "Alexis Lavarine has a puncher's chance of getting to Tokyo Olympics in 2020," 25 Apr. 2018 Kyle had finished his work in a study hall and was watching friends play chess as the end of the school day neared. Anne Geggis, Houston Chronicle, "Wounded teen who put cops on trail of Parkland shooter returns to school," 5 Apr. 2018 On an upper floor, students lined the carpeted hallways, like an overnight study hall. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "As turmoil continues at Howard University, its president tells students: ‘I am listening to you’," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of study hall

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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