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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallery  \Gal"ler*y\,  n.;  pl  {Galleries}.  [F.  galerie,  It 
  galleria,  fr  LL  galeria  gallery,  perh.  orig.,  a  festal 
  hall,  banquetting  hall;  cf  OF  galerie  a  rejoicing,  fr 
  galer  to  rejoice.  Cf  {Gallant},  a.] 
  1.  A  long  and  narrow  corridor,  or  place  for  walking;  a 
  connecting  passageway,  as  between  one  room  and  another; 
  also  a  long  hole  or  passage  excavated  by  a  boring  or 
  burrowing  animal. 
 
  2.  A  room  for  the  exhibition  of  works  of  art;  as  a  picture 
  gallery;  hence  also  a  large  or  important  collection  of 
  paintings,  sculptures,  etc 
 
  3.  A  long  and  narrow  platform  attached  to  one  or  more  sides 
  of  public  hall  or  the  interior  of  a  church,  and  supported 
  by  brackets  or  columns;  --  sometimes  intended  to  be 
  occupied  by  musicians  or  spectators,  sometimes  designed 
  merely  to  increase  the  capacity  of  the  hall. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  frame,  like  a  balcony,  projecting  from  the  stern 
  or  quarter  of  a  ship,  and  hence  called  {stern  gallery}  or 
  {quarter  gallery},  --  seldom  found  in  vessels  built  since 
  1850. 
 
  5.  (Fort.)  Any  communication  which  is  covered  overhead  as 
  well  as  at  the  sides.  When  prepared  for  defense,  it  is  a 
  defensive  gallery. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  A  working  drift  or  level. 
 
  {Whispering  gallery}.  See  under  {Whispering}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gallery 
  n  1:  spectators  at  a  golf  or  tennis  match 
  2:  a  porch  along  the  outside  of  a  building  (sometimes  partly 
  enclosed)  [syn:  {veranda},  {verandah}] 
  3:  a  room  or  series  of  rooms  where  works  of  art  are  exhibited 
  [syn:  {art  gallery},  {picture  gallery}] 
  4:  a  long  usually  narrow  room  used  for  some  specific  purpose; 
  "shooting  gallery" 
  5:  a  covered  passageway  especially  one  extending  along  the  wall 
  of  a  building  and  supported  with  arches  or  columns 
  6:  narrow  recessed  balcony  area  along  an  upper  floor  on  the 
  interior  of  a  building;  usually  marked  by  a  colonnade 
  7:  (mining)  a  horizontal  (or  nearly  horizontal)  passageway  in  a 
  mine;  "they  dug  a  drift  parallel  with  the  vein"  [syn:  {drift}, 
  {heading}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gallery 
  (1.)  Heb.  'attik  (Ezek.  41:15,  16),  a  terrace;  a  projection; 
  ledge. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  rahit  (Cant.  1:17),  translated  "rafters,"  marg. 
  "galleries;"  probably  panel-work  or  fretted  ceiling. 
 




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