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dining hall

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noun
  1. a large room in which meals are served to members of a special group and their guests, as to the students and faculty of a college.
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Origin of dining hall

First recorded in 1660–70
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Historical Examples

  • The dining-hall was decorated for the occasion with appropriate portraits.

    Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870

    Various

  • I saw you in the dining-hall and told Steve it was you and he wouldn't believe it!

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • They now descended to the dining-hall, where an elegant breakfast was served.

    Eventide

    Effie Afton

  • She would not have ventured alone into the dining-hall though she were starving.

  • At tea-time the same heaviness of spirits hung over the dining-hall.