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Definition of Gallery

Gallery

  1. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.
  2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
  3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.
  4. A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.
  5. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
  6. A working drift or level.

Gallery Quotations

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
George Bernard Shaw

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Henry Ward Beecher

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Bryant H. McGill

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
William Congreve
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Gallery Translations

gallery in Afrikaans is galery
gallery in Dutch is gaanderij, galerij, gang, galerie
gallery in Finnish is parveke
gallery in French is poulailler, exposition, galerie
gallery in German is Empore, Galerie
gallery in Norwegian is galleri, stoll
gallery in Portuguese is galeria

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