hall
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /hɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /hɔl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /hɑl/
Noun

hall (plural halls)

  1. A corridor; a hallway.
    The drinking fountain was out in the hall.
  2. A meeting room.
    The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention.
  3. A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).
    The duke lived in a great hall overlooking the sea.
  4. A building providing student accommodation at a university.
    The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle.
  5. The principal room of a secular medieval building.
  6. (obsolete) Cleared passageway through a crowd, as for dancing.
    • 1633, Ben Jonson, A Tale of a Tub
      Then cry, a hall, a hall! Come, father Rosin, with your fiddle now.
  7. A place for special professional education, or for conferring professional degrees or licences.
    a Divinity Hall; Apothecaries' Hall
  8. (India) A living room.
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Hall
Proper noun
  1. Surname for someone who lived in or near a hall.
  2. Surname of German origin for someone associated with a salt mine.
  3. Surname
Noun

hall (plural halls)

  1. (UK, rail transport) Hall class, a class of steam locomotive used on the GWR.
  2. Surname



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