1. an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open;
- Example: "the elevators were at the end of the hall"
[syn: hallway, hall]
2. a large entrance or reception room or area;
[syn: anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule]
3. a large room for gatherings or entertainment;
- Example: "lecture hall"
- Example: "pool hall"
4. a college or university building containing living quarters for students;
[syn: dormitory, dorm, residence hall, hall, student residence]
5. the large room of a manor or castle;
[syn: manor hall, hall]
6. English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943);
[syn: Hall, Radclyffe Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe Hall]
7. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924);
[syn: Hall, G. Stanley Hall, Granville Stanley Hall]
8. United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914);
[syn: Hall, Charles Martin Hall]
9. United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871);
[syn: Hall, Charles Francis Hall]
10. United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907);
[syn: Hall, Asaph Hall]
11. a large and imposing house;
[syn: mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residence]
12. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research;
- Example: "halls of learning"
13. a large building for meetings or entertainment;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hall \Hall\ (h[add]l), n. [OE. halle, hal, AS. heal, heall; akin to D. hal, OS. & OHG. halla, G. halle, Icel. h["o]ll, and prob. from a root meaning, to hide, conceal, cover. See Hell, Helmet.] 1. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment. [1913 Webster] Full sooty was her bower and eke her hall. --Chaucer. Hence, as the entrance from outside was directly into the hall: (b) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times. Hence: (c) Any corridor or passage in a building. [1913 Webster] 3. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house. --Cowell. [1913 Webster] 4. A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college). [1913 Webster] 5. The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock. [1913 Webster] 6. Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation. [Obs.] "A hall! a hall!" --B. Jonson. Syn: Entry; court; passage. See Vestibule. [1913 Webster]Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Hall (Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., "court"), the open court or quadrangle belonging to the high priest's house. In Matt. 26:69 and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered "palace" in the Authorized Version, but correctly "court" in the Revised Version. In John 10:1,16 it means a "sheep-fold." In Matt. 27:27 and Mark 15:16 (A.V., "common hall;" R.V., "palace") it refers to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at Jerusalem. The "porch" in Matt. 26:71 is the entrance-hall or passage leading into the central court, which is open to the sky.U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Hall, MT Zip code(s): 59837Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
163 Moby Thesaurus words for "hall": Dymaxion house, Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, White House, access, adit, adobe house, agora, air lock, amphitheater, approach, arcade, areaway, arena, arena theater, assembly hall, athletic field, auditorium, background, bear garden, bowl, boxing ring, breezeway, building, bull ring, cabaret, campus, canvas, casa, chapel, circle theater, circus, classroom, classroom building, cliff dwelling, cloister, club, cockpit, coliseum, colonnade, colosseum, concert hall, consulate, convention hall, corridor, couloir, country house, country seat, course, dacha, dance hall, deanery, dwelling house, edifice, embassy, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, erection, exhibition hall, fabric, farm, farmhouse, field, floor, forum, foyer, gallery, gangplank, gangway, ground, gym, gymnasium, hallway, hippodrome, house, houseboat, in, ingress, inlet, intake, lake dwelling, lecture hall, lists, little red schoolhouse, little theater, living machine, lobby, locale, lodge, loggia, manor house, manse, marketplace, mat, means of access, meetinghouse, milieu, music hall, night spot, nightclub, open forum, opening, opera, opera house, outdoor theater, palaestra, parade ground, parsonage, passage, passageway, penthouse, pergola, peristyle, pit, place, platform, playhouse, precinct, prefabricated house, presidential palace, prize ring, public square, purlieu, ranch house, range, rectory, ring, roof, scene, scene of action, scenery, school building, schoolhouse, setting, showboat, site, skyscraper, sod house, sphere, split-level, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, structure, terrain, theater, theater-in-the-round, theatre, theatron, tilting ground, tiltyard, town house, vestibule, vicarage, walk, way, way in, wrestling ring