hall

[ hawl ]
/ hɔl /

noun

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Origin of hall

before 900; Middle English; Old English heall; cognate with Old Norse hǫll, German Halle; akin to Old English helan to cover, hide, Latin cēlāre to hide (see conceal)

OTHER WORDS FROM hall

sub·hall, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hall

hall haul

Definition for hall (2 of 2)

Hall
[ hawl ]
/ hɔl /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hall (1 of 2)

hall
/ (hɔːl) /

noun

Word Origin for hall

Old English heall; related to Old Norse höll, Old High German halla hall, Latin cela cell 1, Old Irish cuile cellar, Sanskrit śālā hut; see hell

British Dictionary definitions for hall (2 of 2)

Hall
/ (hɔːl) /

noun

Charles Martin. 1863–1914, US chemist: discovered the electrolytic process for producing aluminium
Sir John. 1824–1907, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1879–82)
Sir Peter. born 1930, English stage director: director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1960–73) and of the National Theatre (1973–88)
(Margueritte) Radclyffe . 1883–1943, British novelist and poet. Her frank treatment of a lesbian theme in the novel The Well of Loneliness (1928) led to an obscenity trial
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Medical definitions for hall

Hall
[ hôl ]
Granville Stanley 1844-1924

American psychologist who established an experimental psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (1882), founded child psychology, and profoundly influenced educational psychology.
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