What does Gallery mean?

Definitions for Gallery
ˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl rigalle·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Gallery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallerynoun

    spectators at a golf or tennis match

  2. veranda, verandah, gallerynoun

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

  3. gallery, art gallery, picture gallerynoun

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

  4. gallerynoun

    a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose

    "shooting gallery"

  5. gallerynoun

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

  6. gallerynoun

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

  7. drift, heading, gallerynoun

    a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

    "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"


  1. gallerynoun

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

  2. gallerynoun

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

  3. gallerynoun

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

  4. gallerynoun

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

  5. gallerynoun

    as a whole, the spectators of an event.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gallerynoun

    Etymology: galerie, French, derived by Charles Du Fresne Du Cange from galeria, low Latin, a fine room.

    In most part there had been framed by art such pleasant arbors, that, one answering another, they became a gallery aloft from tree to tree, almost round about, which below gave a perfect shadow. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    High lifted up were many lofty towers,
    And goodly galleries fair overlaid. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Your gallery
    Have we pass’d through, not without much content. William Shakespeare.

    The row of return on the banquet side, let it be all stately galleries, in which galleries let there be three cupola’s. Francis Bacon.

    A private gallery ’twixt th’ apartments led,
    Not to the foe yet known. John Denham.

    Nor is the shape of our cathedral proper for our preaching auditories, but rather the figure of an amphitheatre, with galleries gradually overlooking each other; for into this condition the parish-churches of London are driving apace, as appears by the many galleries every day built in them. John Graunt.

    There are covered galleries that lead from the palace to five different churches. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    While all its throats the gallery extends,
    And all the thunder of the pit ascends. Alexander Pope, Ep. of Horace.


  1. Gallery

    Gallery is the debut single by artist Mario Vazquez, taken from his self-titled debut album. It was written by Ne-Yo and Stargate, who also produced the track whereas the former handled the song's vocal production. The song, one of the most added records at Rhythm radio stations across the United States on its first week out, was sent out to Top 40 radio on April 17, 2006 and was made available through all digital retailers as a single release on May 2, 2006. Both English and Spanglish (macaronic) versions of "Gallery" are currently on radio and are released digitally. The music video was released on May 30, 2006. The single has managed to peak at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, but has managed to fare better on the Billboard Pop 100, peaking at number fifteen. It has also debuted at number 49 on the Australian ARIA Top 100 and reached the top 15 in France. Remixes were released featuring Baby Bash and Obie Trice. The Baby Bash version received a music video.


  1. gallery

    A gallery is a room or building dedicated to the exhibition of works of art such as paintings, sculptures, photographs, among others. These works can come from artists of various periods, contemporary or historical. In addition, 'gallery' can also refer to a collection of photos or images displayed on a website. The term can also denote a place where people can observe a particular event, or the highest seating area in a theater or public building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galleryadjective

    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. Galleryadjective

    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. Galleryadjective

    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. Galleryadjective

    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. Galleryadjective

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

  6. Galleryadjective

    a working drift or level

  7. Etymology: [F. galerie, It. galleria, fr. LL. galeria gallery, perh. orig., a festal hall, banquetting hall; cf. OF. galerie a rejoicing, fr. galer to rejoice. Cf. Gallant, a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gallery

    gal′ėr-i, n. a balcony surrounded by rails: a long passage: the upper floor of seats in a church or theatre: the persons occupying the gallery at a theatre: a room for the exhibition of works of art: (fort.) a covered passage cut through the earth or masonry: a level or drive in a mine.—adj. Gall′eried, furnished with, or arranged like, a gallery.—Play to the gallery, to play so as to win the applause of the least intelligent amongst the spectators. [O. Fr. galerie (It. galleria).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gallery

    A balcony projecting from the admiral's or captain's cabin; it is usually decorated with a balustrade, and extends from one side of the ship to the other; the roof is formed by a sort of vault termed a cove, which is frequently ornamented with carving. (See STERN; also QUARTER-GALLERY.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gallery

    An underground passage, whether cut in the soil or built in masonry; it forms the communication between the inner and exterior works of a fortified place. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery. In military mines, galleries are the underground passages leading to and connecting the mine chambers. Scarp and counterscarp galleries are covered passages built in the scarp and counterscarp to give a flanking fire in the ditch.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallery is ranked #36477 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gallery surname appeared 613 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gallery.

    87.2% or 535 total occurrences were White.
    8.1% or 50 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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 for Gallery »

  1. allergy

  2. regally

  3. largely

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gallery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gallery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gallery in a Sentence

  1. Mark Rappolt:

    I think there's still the sense that a museum exhibition validates an artist ... and these kinds of shows tend to be more important than maybe a conventional gallery show.

  2. Fredrik Erixon:

    This is foreign policy played for a domestic gallery and it gives a strong impression of political mismanagement.

  3. Simon Sproule:

    There is a space to have a private tasting room, a sculpture garden, or gallery for art in Martin Galleries and Lairs homes, but no one had really explored the idea of a car collector being able to display Martin Galleries and Lairs cars in a space that is designed just for that purpose.

  4. Julio Montaner:

    It's one gigantic shooting gallery.

  5. Robertson Davies:

    You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.

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  • Karim Cheroug
    Karim Cheroug
    Extraordinaire, le mot a des liens avec d'autres Langue à partir de l'orthographe vers la prononciation. Cependant, je trouve que le dictionnaire a une potentialité remarquable. Merci.
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