Definitions for valhallavælˈhæl ə, vɑlˈhɑ lə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Val•hal•lavælˈhæl ə, vɑlˈhɑ lə(n.)
(in Norse myth) the hall of Odin into which the souls of those fallen in battle are received.
Origin of Valhalla:
1760–70; ON Valhǫll=val(r) the slain in battle, slaughter (c. OE wæl) +hǫllhall
(Norse mythology) the hall in which the souls of heros slain in battle were received by Odin
In Norse mythology, the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle.
Origin: From Valhǫll, from valr, and hǫll.
the palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle
fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Hall of Odin, the heaven of the brave in the Norse mythology, especially such as gave evidence of their valour by dying in battle, the "base and slavish" being sent to the realm of Hela, the Death-Goddess.