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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hall  \Hall\,  n.  [OE.  halle,  hal,  AS  heal,  heall;  akin  to  D. 
  hal,  OS  &  OHG.  halla,  G.  halle,  Icel.  h["o]lt,  and  prob. 
  from  a  root  meaning,  to  hide,  conceal,  cover.  See  {Hell}, 
  {Helmet}.] 
  1.  A  building  or  room  of  considerable  size  and  stateliness, 
  used  for  public  purposes;  as  Westminster  Hall,  in  London. 
 
  2. 
  a  The  chief  room  in  a  castle  or  manor  house,  and  in 
  early  times  the  only  public  room  serving  as  the  place 
  of  gathering  for  the  lord's  family  with  the  retainers 
  and  servants,  also  for  cooking  and  eating.  It  was 
  often  contrasted  with  the  bower,  which  was  the  private 
  or  sleeping  apartment. 
 
  Full  sooty  was  her  bower  and  eke  her  hall. 
  --Chaucer. 
  Hence  as  the  entrance  from  outside  was  directly  into 
  the  hall: 
  b  A  vestibule,  entrance  room  etc.,  in  the  more 
  elaborated  buildings  of  later  times.  Hence: 
  c  Any  corridor  or  passage  in  a  building. 
 
  3.  A  name  given  to  many  manor  houses  because  the  magistrate's 
  court  was  held  in  the  hall  of  his  mansion;  a  chief  mansion 
  house.  --Cowell. 
 
  4.  A  college  in  an  English  university  (at  Oxford,  an 
  unendowed  college). 
 
  5.  The  apartment  in  which  English  university  students  dine  in 
  common;  hence  the  dinner  itself  as  hall  is  at  six 
  o'clock. 
 
  6.  Cleared  passageway  in  a  crowd;  --  formerly  an  exclamation. 
  [Obs.]  ``A  hall!  a  hall!''  --B.  Jonson 
 
  Syn:  Entry;  court;  passage.  See  {Vestibule}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hall 
  n  1:  an  interior  passage  or  corridor  onto  which  rooms  open  "the 
  elevators  were  at  the  end  of  the  hall"  [syn:  {hallway}] 
  2:  a  large  entrance  or  reception  room  or  area  [syn:  {anteroom}, 
  {antechamber},  {entrance  hall},  {foyer},  {lobby},  {vestibule}] 
  3:  a  large  room  for  gatherings  or  entertainment;  "lecture 
  hall";  "pool  hall" 
  4:  a  place  at  a  college  or  university  where  students  live  [syn: 
  {dormitory},  {dorm},  {residence  hall},  {student  residence}] 
  5:  the  large  room  of  a  manor  or  castle  [syn:  {manor  hall}] 
  6:  a  large  and  imposing  house  [syn:  {mansion},  {mansion  house}, 
  {manse},  {residence}] 
  7:  a  large  building  used  by  a  college  or  university  for 
  teaching  or  research;  "halls  of  learning" 
  8:  a  large  building  for  meetings  or  entertainment 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hall,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59837 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hall 
  (Gr.  aule,  Luke  22:55;  R.V.,  "court"),  the  open  court  or 
  quadrangle  belonging  to  the  high  priest's  house.  In  Matt.  26:69 
  and  Mark  14:66  this  word  is  incorrectly  rendered  palace"  in  the 
  Authorized  Version,  but  correctly  court"  in  the  Revised 
  Version.  In  John  10:1,16  it  means  a  "sheep-fold."  In  Matt.  27:27 
  and  Mark  15:16  (A.V.,  "common  hall;"  R.V.,  "palace")  it  refers 
  to  the  proetorium  or  residence  of  the  Roman  governor  at 
  Jerusalem.  The  porch"  in  Matt.  26:71  is  the  entrance-hall  or 
  passage  leading  into  the  central  court,  which  is  open  to  the 
  sky. 
 




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