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 Aslesen revoked her senior privileges and honors study hall, forced her to write a letter of apology and removed her as editor of the newspaper. Washington Post, "School district settles lawsuit filed by former student," 13 Jan. 2020 And these are little things, but showing up on time for study hall or class or weights or treatment, going to breakfast and lunch. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Win over Wake Forest shows Louisville's rebuilding project is ahead of schedule," 15 Oct. 2019 And then there’s Paige, rarely a complainer, who vaulted to the eighth-grade honor roll for the first time recently by tuning out the stress at home and doing her homework in study hall. Washington Post, "In Trump Country, a season of need on family farms," 26 Dec. 2019 For $40 a pop, cofounders Nodira Khoussainova, 32, and Lee Granas, 40, put on a study hall of sorts, perfect for a certain breed of multitasking, multi-side-hustle, 21st-century adult. Wired, "Would You Pay Someone $40 to Keep You Focused on Work?," 2 Dec. 2019 How many of the people that criticize you would be able to wake up at 6 a.m. to come in to lift, practice, go to school, come back and go to study hall and come back and study film? Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers disgusted by death threats sent to Penn State quarterback," 21 Nov. 2019 Workrooms, study halls and a photo studio in the new center will be used for research and conservation. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Louvre opens huge outpost to protect art from flooding," 8 Oct. 2019 The Jewish community in Iraq dates back millennia, and the principal edition of the Talmud originated in study halls in what then was known as Babylon. Ben Sales,, "Here’s what it’s like to grow up as a Jew in Iraq," 8 Oct. 2019 The ceremony caps a love story that began in the fall of 1955 when the two met in high school during study hall. Craig Mcdonald, USA TODAY, "Reunited after decades apart, high school sweethearts wed at 80," 22 Oct. 2019

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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 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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