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hall

[ hawl ]SEE DEFINITION OF hall
  • nouncorridor
  • nounroom for large affairs

Synonyms for hall

  • entrance
  • foyer
  • gallery
  • hallway
  • lobby
  • room
  • rotunda
  • anteroom
  • entranceway
  • entry
  • pass
  • passage
  • passageway
  • vestibule
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Antonyms for hall

  • denial
  • refusal
  • veto
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALL

I found him crowned with garlands; for he had been offering sacrifices in the hall.

The music flooded the hall and the room, so that the talk died low.

Stepping out into the hall she knocked lightly on Evelyn's door.

"The bathroom is at the end of the hall," said Grace gently.

When Viviette came down for lunch, she found Dick awaiting her in the hall.

She entered the hall and glanced at him provokingly over her shoulder.

But of all those doors up and down the hall, which would be hers?

Voices sounded in the hall, but he gave no heed to the meaning of all this.

In the hall a halt was made and the dreaded good-byes began.

She glided to the door into the hall and turned the lock softly and came to him again.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English heall "place covered by a roof, spacious roofed residence, temple, law-court," from Proto-Germanic *khallo "to cover, hide" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German halla, German halle, Dutch hal, Old Norse höll "hall;" Old English hell, Gothic halja "hell"), from PIE root *kel- "to hide, conceal" (see cell). Sense of "entry, vestibule" evolved 17c., at a time when the doors opened onto the main room of a house. Older sense preserved in town hall, music hall, etc., and in university dormitory names. Hall of fame attested by 1786 as an abstract concept; in sporting sense first attested 1901, in reference to Columbia College.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HALL

auditorium

nounroom, building for entertainment events
  • amphitheater
  • assembly hall
  • barn
  • concert hall
  • hall
  • movie house
  • music hall
  • opera house
  • playhouse
  • reception hall
  • theater

classroom

nounroom where learning takes place
  • auditorium
  • hall
  • homeroom
  • lab
  • lecture room
  • library
  • school room
  • study
  • study hall
  • theater
  • workshop
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