A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.
A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.
Any corridor or passage in a building.
A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.
A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college).
The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.
Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.
Stuart Hall was an utterly unique figure. Although he arrived at the age of 19 from Jamaica and spent the rest of his life here, he never felt at home in Britain. This juxtaposition was a crucial source of his strength and originality. Because of his colour and origin, he saw the country differently - not as a native, but as an outsider. Martin Jacques
Pau is one of the best big men in the game. I mean, Pau Gasol is going to be in the Hall of Fame. Phil Jackson
Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them. David Ogden Stiers
It's clear on the one hand that an education enriches and informs a response to beauty, even makes it possible in esoteric cases. On the other hand, there's no question that someone with no musical education whatsoever might wander into a concert hall and be overwhelmed by the 'Beethoven Pastoral Symphony'. Denis Dutton
'Wolf Hall' attempts to duplicate not the historian's chronology but the way memory works: in leaps, loops, flashes. Hilary Mantel