noun, plural gal·ler·ies.
Origin of gallery
Examples from the Web for galleried
Dale was waiting on the pavement when the Mercury drew up at the galleried entrance to the hotel.Cynthia's Chauffeur|Louis Tracy
What its galleried courtyard was like let this sketch record.The Bath Road|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
In one of the chapels, in a galleried niche, there is an extraordinary life-sized wooden group of the Adoration of the Magi.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
From these marble memorials of the dead you turn to the galleried pew where, in life, those they commemorate were wont to worship.Historic Sites of Lancashire and Cheshire|James Croston
To many the thought of galleried churches will revive a different set of remembrances.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for galleried (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for galleried (2 of 2)
noun plural -leries
- a balcony running along or around the inside wall of a church, hall, etc
- a covered balcony, sometimes with columns on the outside
- an upper floor that projects from the rear over the main floor and contains the cheapest seats
- the seats there
- the audience seated there
Word Origin for gallery
Word Origin and History for galleried
c.1500, from Middle French galerie "a long portico" (14c.), from Medieval Latin galeria, of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of galilea "church porch," which is probably from Latin Galilaea "Galilee," the northernmost region of Palestine (see Galilee); church porches sometimes were so called from being at the far end of the church.
Super altare Beatæ Mariæ in occidentali porte ejusdem ecclesiæ quæ Galilæ a vocatur. [c.1186 charter in "Durham Cathedral"]
Sense of "building to house art" first recorded 1590s; that of "people who occupy a (theater) gallery" (contrasted with "gentlemen of the pit") first by Lovelace, 1640s, hence to play to the gallery (1867).
Idioms and Phrases with galleried
see play to the gallery; rogues' gallery.