dining hall


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

Historical Examples of 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.


    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.