hall

hall
W2S1 [ho:l US ho:l] n
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1¦(entrance)¦
2¦(corridor)¦
3¦(public building)¦
4¦(for students)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: heall]
1.) ¦(ENTRANCE)¦
the area just inside the door of a house or other building, that leads to other rooms
= ↑hallway
in the hall
We hung our coats in a cupboard in the hall.
a huge tiled entrance hall
2.) ¦(CORRIDOR)¦
a passage in a building or house that leads to many of the rooms
= ↑corridor, hallway ↑hallway
Each floor had ten rooms on both sides of the hall.
3.) ¦(PUBLIC BUILDING)¦
a building or large room for public events such as meetings or dances
sports/exhibition/banqueting etc hall
The school has a new sports hall.
Five hundred people filled the lecture hall.
church/village hall
(=used by people who live in a place)
A coffee morning is to be held in the village hall.
a concert at Carnegie Hall
4.) ¦(FOR STUDENTS)¦
especially BrE a college or university building where students live
American Equivalent: dormin hall
For a brief time they had shared a room in hall.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
, / (of a house), , / / , , , / (in English universities) / (in English universities)


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  • *hall — ● hall nom masculin (anglais hall, du francique halla, halle) Salle de grandes dimensions, haute de plafond, par où l on accède dans certains édifices publics, dans les gares, dans les hôtels, etc., ainsi que dans les demeures importantes des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Hall — (h[add]l), n. [OE. halle, hal, AS. heal, heall; akin to D. hal, OS. & OHG. halla, G. halle, Icel. h[ o]ll, and prob. from a root meaning, to hide, conceal, cover. See {Hell}, {Helmet}.] 1. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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