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
  1. noun
    an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    “the elevators were at the end of the hall
    synonyms: hallway
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    concourse
    a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
    type of:
    corridor
    an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it
  2. noun
    a large entrance or reception room or area
    synonyms: antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule
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    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
  3. noun
    a large room for gatherings or entertainment
    “lecture hall
    “pool hall
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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
  4. noun
    the large room of a manor or castle
    synonyms: manor hall
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    type of:
    room
    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  5. noun
    a large and imposing house
    synonyms: manse, mansion, mansion house, residence
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    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
  6. noun
    a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    synonyms: dorm, dormitory, residence hall, student residence
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    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
  7. noun
    a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research
    halls of learning”
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    type of:
    building, edifice
    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  8. noun
    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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