or gild·hall

[ gild-hawl ]

  1. (in Britain) the hall built or used by a guild or corporation for its assemblies; town hall.

Origin of guildhall

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gegyld healle;see guild, hall

Words Nearby guildhall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use guildhall in a sentence

  • The Queen walked from Windsor Castle to the guildhall with the Duke of Edinburgh.

    Queen's Windsor Walkabout | Tom Sykes | April 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The story of her cruel death amid the flames at Smithfield belongs rather to that bloody spot than to the guildhall.

    Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead
  • Aldermanbury derives its name from the ancient court or bery of the aldermen, which is now held at the guildhall.

    Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead
  • He is described during the examination at the guildhall as having been perfectly placid, and as having smiled occasionally.

  • The lassie's elfin face looked out from a low, rear window of the Candlemakers' guildhall at the top of the Row.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • "Let's part friends," he repeated, and paused, remembering that you cannot go away and leave a lady planted in the guildhall.

British Dictionary definitions for guildhall


/ (ˈɡɪldˌhɔːl) /

  1. British

    • the hall of a guild or corporation

    • a town hall

  2. Also: gildhall the meeting place of a medieval guild

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