noun, plural gal·ler·ies.
- gallegos, rómulo,
- gallery forest,
- gallery tray,
- gallery wire,
Origin of gallery
Examples from the Web for gallery
Dee Dee candles, rosaries, shirts and prints are offered for sale near the gallery's door as a kind of consolation.
But my favorites, and by far the most intimate photos at the gallery, are by Jimmy Steinfeld.
GALLERY: 'JUSTICE FOR ALL' MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC There were plenty of representatives of the fringe too.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the bill failed in the Senate, a pigtailed member of the Lakota Sioux tribe stood up in the gallery and began chanting.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was then a gallery show and a local reporter did a feature.
"I'm going into the cabin," he said, as the airship righted again and brought back the gallery floor to his feet.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells
Already our man had gone round the gallery and the corridor was all in darkness.The Hound of the Baskervilles|A. Conan Doyle
Like one possessed by a sudden fancy he rushed down the gallery to find all fast and empty, and to return looking very strangely.The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation|A. M. Barnard
This gallery, at the remote end from the body of the castle, closes with a stair case.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
Glaring round, in search of a hydra which did not smile, the speaker discovered it in the reporters' gallery.The Red Room|August Strindberg
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
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).
see play to the gallery; rogues' gallery.