Definitions for galleryˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•ler•yˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl ri(n.)(pl.)-ler•ies.

  1. a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public building to accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc.

    Category: Architecture

  2. the uppermost of such areas in a theater, usu. containing the cheapest seats.

    Category: Architecture, Showbiz

  3. the occupants of such an area in a theater.

    Category: Showbiz

  4. the undiscriminating public.

  5. any group of spectators or observers, as at a golf match or a legislative session.

  6. a room, series of rooms, or building devoted to the exhibition and often the sale of works of art.

    Category: Architecture

  7. a long covered area, narrow and open at one or both sides, used esp. as a walk or corridor.

    Category: Architecture

  8. Chiefly South Atlantic States. a long porch or portico; veranda.

    Category: Architecture, Dialect

  9. a long, relatively narrow room, esp. one for public use.

    Category: Architecture

  10. a raised, balconylike platform or passageway running along the exterior wall of a building inside or outside.

    Category: Architecture

  11. a large room or building used for photography, target practice, or other special purposes:

    a shooting gallery.

    Category: Architecture

  12. a collection or group:

    a gallery of misfits.

  13. a projecting balcony or structure on the quarter or stern of a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  14. an ornamental railing surrounding the top of a table, desk, etc.

    Category: Furniture

  15. Mining. a level or drift.

    Category: Mining

  16. an underground passageway in a mine, earthwork, or fortification.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. a passageway made by an animal.

Origin of gallery:

1400–50; late ME < OF galerie < ML galeria, by dissimilation or suffix replacement from galilea, galilæagalilee


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallery(noun)

    spectators at a golf or tennis match

  2. veranda, verandah, gallery(noun)

    a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)

  3. gallery, art gallery, picture gallery(noun)

    a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited

  4. gallery(noun)

    a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose

    "shooting gallery"

  5. gallery(noun)

    a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)

  6. gallery(noun)

    narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade

  7. drift, heading, gallery(noun)

    a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

    "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gallery(noun)ˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl ri

    a building where the public can look at art, sculpture, etc.

    an art gallery

  2. galleryˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl ri

    an upper level of a large room that looks down at the other levels

    audience members sitting in the gallery


  1. gallery(Noun)

    An institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of works of art.

  2. gallery(Noun)

    An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.

  3. gallery(Noun)

    Uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.

  4. gallery(Noun)

    A roofed promenade, especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported by arches or columns on the outer side

  5. gallery(Noun)

    as a whole, the spectators of an event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallery(adj)

    a long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal

  2. Gallery(adj)

    a room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc

  3. Gallery(adj)

    a long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall

  4. Gallery(adj)

    a frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850

  5. Gallery(adj)

    any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery

  6. Gallery(adj)

    a working drift or level


  1. Gallery

    Gallery is a men's magazine begun by Montcalm Publishing in 1972. It is one of the more popular "skin" magazines that arose on the Playboy magazine pattern in the 1970s. Montcalm also published The Twilight Zone Magazine in the 1980s, apparently partly in imitation of Penthouse magazine's offshoot Omni. Gallery has long featured a "Girl Next Door" contest in which photographers submit pictures of amateur models From each group of monthly entries, one model winner is selected. At the end of the year, one is crowned "Girl Next Door of the Year" and awarded a cash prize of $25,000. The most famous winner is retired porn star Stacy Valentine; at the time of her selection she was Oklahoma housewife Stacy Baker. Montcalm Publishing went bankrupt, leaving many photographers and models empty handed; some were owed as much as $100,000. Gallery magazine was purchased by the Magna Publishing Group. The first issue under their ownership came out in July 2008.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gallery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2333

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gallery' in Nouns Frequency: #854

Anagrams of gallery

  1. allergy

  2. largely

  3. regally

Translations for gallery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large room or building in which paintings, statues etc are on show

an art gallery.

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