gallery[ gal-uh-ree, gal-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF gallery
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GALLERY
In the Peer's gallery were the foremost members of the House of Lords.
A long vault, corresponding to the gallery above, led to these cellars.
Her picture, of course, is already in the Rogues' Gallery, but they will take another.
And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.
The one you've got of me in the Gallery is over ten years old.
Far down at the other end of the gallery they could hear the watchman coming.
Anyone else can see it who wanders into the Gallery of the Prado.
Otherwise he would not have discharged his men before the fourth gallery was begun.
He had disappeared in the darkness behind a higher arch in the roof of the gallery.
He led the way upstairs into the gallery surrounding the hall.
c.1500, from Middle French galerie "a long portico" (14c.), from Medieval Latin galeria, of uncertain origin, perhaps an alteration of galilea "church porch," which is probably from Latin Galilaea "Galilee," the northernmost region of Palestine (see Galilee); church porches sometimes were so called from being at the far end of the church.
Sense of "building to house art" first recorded 1590s; that of "people who occupy a (theater) gallery" (contrasted with "gentlemen of the pit") first by Lovelace, 1640s, hence to play to the gallery (1867).