What is Hall?

  • (noun): The large room of a manor or castle.
    Synonyms: manor hall
    See also — Additional definitions below


In architecture, a hall is fundamentally a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age, a mead hall was such a simple building and was the residence of a lord and his retainers. Later, rooms were partitioned from it, so that today the hall of a house is the space inside the front door through which the rooms are reached....

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Villanova University - Traditions - Campus Myths
... Mary's Hall which is completely blocked off ... commonly discussed as being haunted are Alumni Hall (located by St ... Mary's Hall and Dundale (both located on the west campus) ...
Gus Hall
... Gus Hall (born Arvo Kustaa Halberg October 8, 1910 – October 13, 2000) was a leader and Chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and its four-time U.S ... As a labor leader, Hall was closely associated with the so-called "Little Steel" Strike of 1937, an effort to unionize the nation's smaller, regional steel manufacturers ... During the Second Red Scare, Hall was indicted under the Smith Act and was sentenced to eight years in prison ...
Lincolnshire - Places of Interest
... Alford Manor House Alford Windmill Alkborough Turf Maze Ayscoughfee Hall Baldocks Mill Belmont Mast (tallest construction in the European Union) Belton House Bolingbroke Castle Boston Stump Bourne ...
Camilla Hall - Post College
... After college graduation, Hall moved to Duluth, Minnesota where she was a caseworker for St ... Even though Hall enjoyed helping people in her work, she found it difficult to separate her feelings while being a caseworker ... For her job in Duluth, Minnesota, Hall used her musical and poetic talents in an advertising campaign ...
Camilla Hall - In California
... In November 1969, Hall moved to Topanga, a northern suburb of Los Angeles, California ... Rubenesque line drawings." Even though Hall didn't express dissatisfaction as being an artist, she decided to move again ... Hall moved to Berkeley in February 1971 ...

More definitions of "Hall":

  • (noun): United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914).
    Synonyms: Charles Martin Hall
  • (noun): A large building used by a college or university for teaching or research.
    Example: "Halls of learning"
  • (noun): A large room for gatherings or entertainment.
    Example: "Lecture hall"; "pool hall"
  • (noun): United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871).
    Synonyms: Charles Francis Hall
  • (noun): A large building for meetings or entertainment.
  • (noun): An interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open.
    Example: "The elevators were at the end of the hall"
    Synonyms: hallway
  • (noun): United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907).
    Synonyms: Asaph Hall

Famous quotes containing the word hall:

    Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
    Daisy Ashford (1881–1972)

    He packs wool sheared in April, honey
    in combs, linen, leather
    tanned from deerhide,
    and vinegar in a barrel
    hooped by hand at the forge’s fire.
    —Donald Hall (b. 1928)

    A cell for prayer, a hall for joy,—
    They treated nature as they would.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)