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  1. Whitehall(noun)

    a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament; site of many government offices

  2. Whitehall(noun)

    the British civil service


  1. Whitehall(ProperNoun)

    a wide street in Westminster between and Trafalgar Square; it houses several government offices

  2. Whitehall(ProperNoun)

    a personification of the British government or civil service


  1. Whitehall

    Whitehall is a road in the City of Westminster, in central London, which forms the first part of the A3212 road from Trafalgar Square to Chelsea. It is the main thoroughfare running south from the site of the original Charing Cross at the southern end of Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square. Recognised as the centre of Her Majesty's Government, the street is lined with government departments and ministries; the name "Whitehall" is thus also frequently used as a metonym for overall British governmental administration, as well as being a geographic name for the surrounding area. The name is taken from the vast Palace of Whitehall that used to occupy the area but which was largely destroyed by fire in 1698. Whitehall was originally a wide road that led to the front of the palace. Trafalgar Square was built at its northern extremity in the early 19th century. The southernmost portion between Parliament Square and Downing Street is named Parliament Street. Combined, Parliament Street and Whitehall cover a distance of about 0.6 mile. Whitehall is also widely known for a number of memorial statues and monuments, including Britain's primary war memorial, the Cenotaph.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Whitehall

    The central portion of the wide thoroughfare between Charing Cross and Westminster. This received its name from the Banqueting-hall of white stone, originally part of a palace designed by Cardinal Wolsey for the London house of the Archbishop of York, and now the United Service Museum.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whitehall in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whitehall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Whitehall in a Sentence

  1. David Cameron:

    It is a time when, every week, the prime minister has to know absolutely everything that is going on in Whitehall. Often you find out things that you want to stop pretty quickly before 12 o'clock on a Wednesday.

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