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Definition of 'hall'


  1. an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"
       Synonyms: hallway
  2. a large entrance or reception room or area
       Synonyms: anteroom antechamber entrance hall foyer lobby vestibule
  3. a large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall"
  4. a college or university building containing living quarters for students
       Synonyms: dormitory dorm residence hall student residence
  5. the large room of a manor or castle
       Synonyms: manor hall
  6. English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943)
       Synonyms: Radclyffe Hall Marguerite Radclyffe Hall
  7. United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
       Synonyms: G. Stanley Hall Granville Stanley Hall
  8. United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)
       Synonyms: Charles Martin Hall
  9. United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
       Synonyms: Charles Francis Hall
  10. United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)
       Synonyms: Asaph Hall
  11. a large and imposing house
       Synonyms: mansion mansion house manse residence
  12. a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; "halls of learning"
  13. a large building for meetings or entertainment

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