- a large room in which the members and students dine.
- dinner in such a room.
- hall church,
- hall effect,
- hall of fame,
- hall of famer,
- hall of residence
Origin of hall
Examples from the Web for hall
One day he and some of his roommates were cleaning their room and one of the guys threw the dustpan out into the hall.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The padlocked door down the hall was now open, and I found my purse.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It will be in a hall, so of course they will have nothing to fear.
Hall even made it clear that his problem is less with the preferential admissions, but with the lack of transparency.
The big twist is that by requesting those documents, Hall did in fact uncover a nepotism problem plaguing UT admissions.
The door below it was also open, and with the idea that I would surely find some one there, I walked on up the hall.In the Fog|Richard Harding Davis
In the grandest Tudor houses the entrance-door usually opened directly into this hall.The Decoration of Houses|Edith Wharton
"Mrs. Hall asked me this morning when the Worthingtons were coming," said Johnnie, one day.Clover|Susan Coolidge
A messenger was at once dispatched to the hall with a note of apology for their abrupt departure.Frank Oldfield|T.P. Wilson
Of Bonhag, who came to close the cell door, he asked whether it was going to rain, it looked so dark in the hall.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
- a large room, esp for dining, in a college or university
- a meal eaten in this room
Word Origin for hall
Old English heall "place covered by a roof, spacious roofed residence, temple, law-court," from Proto-Germanic *khallo "to cover, hide" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German halla, German halle, Dutch hal, Old Norse höll "hall;" Old English hell, Gothic halja "hell"), from PIE root *kel- "to hide, conceal" (see cell). Sense of "entry, vestibule" evolved 17c., at a time when the doors opened onto the main room of a house. Older sense preserved in town hall, music hall, etc., and in university dormitory names. Hall of fame attested by 1786 as an abstract concept; in sporting sense first attested 1901, in reference to Columbia College.