- 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.
Origin of dining hall
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for dining hall
The dining-hall was decorated for the occasion with appropriate portraits.
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
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.