hall

A hall is the space in a house or building that leads to individual rooms. Some homes are organized with several bedrooms leading off one long hall.

Your house might have a front hall just inside the main door, or if you live in an apartment building, your door might be at the end of a hall on the fourth floor. Another kind of hall is a large room meant for holding events, like a village hall, exhibition hall, or lecture hall. College campuses often include many halls — these are commonly dormitory buildings, which include hall in their names.

Definitions of hall
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n an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

“the elevators were at the end of the hall
Synonyms:
hallway
Types:
concourse
a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
Type of:
corridor
an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

n a large entrance or reception room or area

Synonyms:
antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule
Types:
narthex
a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n a large room for gatherings or entertainment

“lecture hall
“pool hall
Types:
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beer hall
a hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment
concert hall
a hall where concerts are given
exhibition area, exhibition hall
a large hall for holding exhibitions
floor
the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
great hall
the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
apadana
the great hall in ancient Persian palaces
palace
a large ornate exhibition hall
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n the large room of a manor or castle

Synonyms:
manor hall
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

n a large and imposing house

Synonyms:
manse, mansion, mansion house, residence
Examples:
Buckingham Palace
the London residence of the British sovereign
Types:
manor, manor house
the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
castle, palace
a large and stately mansion
stately home
a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family
Type of:
house
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

n a college or university building containing living quarters for students

Synonyms:
dorm, dormitory, residence hall, student residence
Types:
hall of residence
a university dormitory
Type of:
building, edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
living quarters, quarters
housing available for people to live in

n a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research

halls of learning”
Type of:
building, edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

n a large building for meetings or entertainment

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city hall
a building that houses administrative offices of a municipal government
guildhall
the hall of a guild or corporation
lyceum
a public hall for lectures and concerts
gildhall
the meeting place of a medieval guild
Type of:
building, edifice
a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

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