Definitions for hallhɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hallhɔl(n.)

  1. a corridor or passageway in a building.

  2. the large entrance room of a house or building; vestibule; lobby.

  3. a large room or building for public gatherings; auditorium:

    a concert hall.

  4. a large building for residence, instruction, or other purposes at a college or university.

    Category: Education

  5. a college that is part of a university.

    Category: Education

  6. (in English colleges) a large room in which the members and students dine. dinner in such a room.

    Category: British, Education

  7. the chief room in a medieval castle or similar structure, used for eating, sleeping, and entertaining.

  8. the castle, house, or similar structure of a medieval chieftain or noble.

Origin of hall:

bef. 900; ME; OE heall, c. OS, OHG halla, ON hǫll; akin to OE helan to cover, hide (see hull1

Hallhɔl(n.)

  1. Charles Francis, 1821–71, U.S. Arctic explorer.

    Category: Biography

  2. Charles Martin, 1863–1914, U.S. chemist and metallurgist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hallway, hall(noun)

    an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

    "the elevators were at the end of the hall"

  2. anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule(noun)

    a large entrance or reception room or area

  3. hall(noun)

    a large room for gatherings or entertainment

    "lecture hall"; "pool hall"

  4. dormitory, dorm, residence hall, hall, student residence(noun)

    a college or university building containing living quarters for students

  5. manor hall, hall(noun)

    the large room of a manor or castle

  6. Hall, Radclyffe Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe Hall(noun)

    English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943)

  7. Hall, G. Stanley Hall, Granville Stanley Hall(noun)

    United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)

  8. Hall, Charles Martin Hall(noun)

    United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)

  9. Hall, Charles Francis Hall(noun)

    United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)

  10. Hall, Asaph Hall(noun)

    United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)

  11. mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residence(noun)

    a large and imposing house

  12. hall(noun)

    a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research

    "halls of learning"

  13. hall(noun)

    a large building for meetings or entertainment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hall(noun)ɔl

    a long narrow area of a building with doors along it

    I saw her in the hall outside the office.; two men walking down the hall

  2. hallɔl

    the open area just inside the door of a house

    Take your shoes off in the hall.

  3. hallɔl

    a public building or room used regularly for events

    a concert hall; a college dining hall

Wiktionary

  1. hall(Noun)

    A corridor; a hallway.

    The drinking fountain was out in the hall.

  2. hall(Noun)

    A meeting room.

    The hotel had three halls for conferences, and two were in use by the convention.

  3. hall(Noun)

    A manor house.

    The duke lived in a great hall overlooking the sea.

  4. hall(Noun)

    A building providing student accommodation at a university.

    The student government hosted several social events so that students from different halls would intermingle.

  5. hall(Noun)

    The principal room of a secular medieval building.

  6. Hall(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived in or near a hall.

  7. Hall(ProperNoun)

    of German origin for someone associated with a salt mine.

  8. Hall(ProperNoun)

    direct descendents of the Fitzwilliam line.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hall(noun)

    a building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London

  2. Hall(noun)

    the chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment

  3. Hall(noun)

    a vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times

  4. Hall(noun)

    any corridor or passage in a building

  5. Hall(noun)

    a name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house

  6. Hall(noun)

    a college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college)

  7. Hall(noun)

    the apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock

  8. Hall(noun)

    cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation

Freebase

  1. Hall

    In architecture, a hall is fundamentally a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age, a mead hall was such a simple building and was the residence of a lord and his retainers. Later, rooms were partitioned from it, so that today the hall of a house is the space inside the front door through which the rooms are reached.... This: ⁕Deriving from the above, a hall is often the term used to designate a British or Irish country house such as a hall house, or specifically a Wealden hall house, and manor houses. ⁕In later medieval Europe, the main room of a castle or manor house was the great hall. ⁕Where the hall inside the front door of a house is elongated, it may be called a passage, corridor, or hallway. ⁕In a medieval building, the hall was where the fire was kept. With time, its functions as dormitory, kitchen, parlour and so on were divided off to separate rooms or, in the case of the kitchen, a separate building. ⁕The Hall and parlor house was found in England and was a fundamental, historical floor plan in parts of the United states from 1620 to 1860. On the same principle: ⁕Many buildings at colleges and universities are formally titled "_______ Hall", typically being named after the person who endowed it, for example, King's Hall, Cambridge. Others, such as Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, commemorate respected people. Between these in age, Nassau Hall at Princeton University began as the single building of the then college. In medieval origin, these were the halls in which the members of the university lived together during term time. In many cases, some aspect of this community remains.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hall

    or Halle, Edward, English lawyer and historian, born in London; studied law at Gray's Inn; in 1540 he became one of the judges of the Sheriff's Court; his fame rests on his history "The Union of the Two Noble Families of Lancaster and Yorke," a work which sheds a flood of light on contemporary events, and is, moreover, a noble specimen of English prose (1499-1547).

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #851

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #980

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hall' in Nouns Frequency: #350


Translations for hall

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hall(noun)

a room or passage at the entrance to a house

We left our coats in the hall.

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