gallery

A gallery is an area of a building that's usually long, narrow, and has a specific function. You might visit an art gallery to check out a row of paintings hung on its walls.

There are a few kinds of galleries, but the first is a part of a house or building that's unusually long and narrow. A gallery also has some sort of purpose: in a theater, a gallery is a place where additional seats are located. A gallery is also somewhere art is shown and sold. Art galleries can be one room of a larger place, a series of rooms, or a whole building devoted to art.

Primary Meanings of gallery

1.
n
a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
2.
n
spectators at a golf or tennis match
Full Definitions of gallery
1

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

Synonyms:
veranda, verandah
Types:
lanai
a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room
Type of:
porch
a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

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

Types:
amphitheater, amphitheatre
a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
choir loft
a gallery in a church occupied by the choir
organ loft
a gallery occupied by a church organ
Type of:
balcony
a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet

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

Type of:
corridor
an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

n a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose

“shooting gallery
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

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

Synonyms:
art gallery, picture gallery
Types:
salon
gallery where works of art can be displayed
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

Synonyms:
drift, heading
Type of:
passageway
a passage between rooms or between buildings
2

n spectators at a golf or tennis match

Type of:
audience
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

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