What does gallery mean?

Definitions for gallery
ˈgæl ə ri, ˈgæl rigalle·ry

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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.

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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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. Fadhil Abu Ragheef:

    Lately the star of the Sadrist trend has somewhat faded, the first (point of this protest) is returning the Sadrist bloc again to the forefront of the political gallery.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I will not be attending, and one of the reasons why is the ticket numbers have been really limited; they’re making people sit in the gallery.

  3. Chris Turner:

    Members, take your key and leave the chamber discreetly. Do not go to the gallery. Leave the building.

  4. Frank Kilbourn:

    We've got credible auction houses and a great gallery system and the world is now realizing that we've come of age, it's a great place to look at art and to buy art.

  5. Rodrigue Katembo:

    We need to have the same kind of strategies in place to combat illegal mining exploration in Virunga National Park and have the laws be respected like we did in Virunga, we need to have a support at national and international level.Hide Caption 11 of Rodrigue Katembo Photos : Protecting Africas oldest parkHe hopes to be able to develop ecological activities around the park's boundaries that will provide income for Virunga National Park local community. But due to lack of finance, there is only one truck to patrol over 4,000 square miles. Pictured, Rodrigue Katembo Katembo.Hide Caption 12 of 12 / * global CNN * /' use strict' ; jQuery( document). ready( function() { var galleryAdSlide = new CNN.AdSlide(' el __ gallery', false, CNN.contentModel.singletonFile) ; }) ; Rodrigue Katembo has loved wildlife since Rodrigue Katembo was young. But like many in the African nation, he has been touched by war. When he was 14 years old in 1989, Rodrigue Katembo was taken as a child soldier, during the Democratic Republic of Congo's long running armed conflict.He would remain a soldier for eight years in different rebel groups. After peace was briefly restored, he began work at Virunga, in 2003, protecting the land and healing the community.

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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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(used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
  • A. articulate
  • B. soft-witted
  • C. adscripted
  • D. appellative

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