What does Gallery mean?

Definitions for Gallery
ˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl riGallery

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [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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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 »

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  2. largely

  3. regally

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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. Julio Montaner:

    It's one gigantic shooting gallery.

  2. Robertson Davies:

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

  3. Mark Rappolt:

    It's a departure from the sort of very forbidding gallery that we're used to.

  4. Joe Borelli:

    This is typical New York, it’s being taken better here than at the gallery.

  5. Fredrik Erixon:

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

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