noun, plural gal·ler·ies.
Origin of gallery
Related Words for galleryarcade, exhibit, salon, museum, studio, hall, showroom, porch, mezzanine, patio, upstairs, loggia, veranda, wing, attendance, public
Examples from the Web for gallery
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
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
November 19, 2014
There was then a gallery show and a local reporter did a feature.Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All
November 17, 2014
Historical Examples of gallery
In the Peer's gallery were the foremost members of the House of Lords.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
A long vault, corresponding to the gallery above, led to these cellars.Weighed and Wanting
Her picture, of course, is already in the Rogues' Gallery, but they will take another.
And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.
The one you've got of me in the Gallery is over ten years old.
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.