- a large room in which the members and students dine.
- dinner in such a room.
Origin of hall
Related Words for hallhallway, entrance, room, gallery, foyer, lobby, rotunda, arena, theater, gymnasium, amphitheater, lounge, chamber, church, auditorium, ballroom, gym, pass, passage, vestibule
Examples from the Web for hall
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 3, 2015
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
December 16, 2014
It will be in a hall, so of course they will have nothing to fear.French Freak-Out Over Creepy Clowns
October 31, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of hall
I found him crowned with garlands; for he had been offering sacrifices in the hall.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Stepping out into the hall she knocked lightly on Evelyn's door.
"The bathroom is at the end of the hall," said Grace gently.
When Viviette came down for lunch, she found Dick awaiting her in the hall.Viviette
William J. Locke
- 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.