hall

noun
1 inside the front entrance of a house/building ⇨ See also ↑entry
ADJECTIVE
entrance, entry
front

Her brother was standing in the front hall.

reception
narrow
dark, darkened

He hurried them along the narrow, dark hall.

VERB + HALL
lead to

The hall led to a locked door.

PREPOSITION
across the hall

the room across the hall

along the hall
at the end of the hall, to the end of the hall
down the hall

There were strange noises coming from the room down the hall.

in the hall
2 building/large room
ADJECTIVE
cavernous, huge, spacious, vast
magnificent
empty
crowded, packed
main

More than 200 members of the public packed the main hall at the conference building.

grand, great
assembly, conference, convention, meeting
booking (BrE), ticket (esp. BrE)
banquet, banqueting (esp. BrE), dining
chow (AmE, informal), mess

at dinner in the mess hall

concert, dance, exhibit (AmE), exhibition, lecture, market, prayer, sports, wedding (AmE)
exam, examination (both esp. BrE)
church, city, communal, community, council, county (BrE), parish (esp. BrE), public, school, town, union (AmE), village (BrE)
study (AmE)
beer
bingo, pool, snooker (BrE)
residence (AmE)
VERB + HALL
crowd, crowd into, fill, pack

The strains of the national anthem filled the hall.

PREPOSITION
in the hall, into the hall, through the hall

His voice echoed through the hall.

PHRASES
hall of residence (BrE)

Most first-year students live in the halls of residence.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, / (of a house), , / / , , , / (in English universities) / (in English universities)


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  • hall — hall …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • hall — [ ol ] n. m. • 1672, répandu v. 1868; angl. hall; cf. halle ♦ Grande salle servant d entrée, d accès (dans un édifice public, une grande maison particulière). ⇒ entrée, salle, vestibule. Hall d hôtel. Le hall de la gare Saint Lazare, dit salle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hall — W2S1 [ho:l US ho:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(entrance)¦ 2¦(corridor)¦ 3¦(public building)¦ 4¦(for students)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: heall] 1.) ¦(ENTRANCE)¦ the area just inside the door of a house or other building, that leads to other rooms = ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hall — bezeichnet: Nachhall in der Akustik Hall (Familienname), ein Familienname – dort auch zu Namensträgern Hall ist der Name folgender Orte: Schwäbisch Hall, früher Hall am Kocher, eine Kreisstadt in Baden Württemberg Bad Hall, eine Stadtgemeinde im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • *hall — ● hall nom masculin (anglais hall, du francique halla, halle) Salle de grandes dimensions, haute de plafond, par où l on accède dans certains édifices publics, dans les gares, dans les hôtels, etc., ainsi que dans les demeures importantes des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hall — [ hɔl ] noun count *** 1. ) a long narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms a ) the area inside the front door of a house or other building, that leads to other rooms: I wish you wouldn t leave your shoes in the hall …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hall [1] — Hall, 1) Stadt in Tirol, Bezirksh. Innsbruck, 552 m ü. M., am linken Ufer des von hier an schiffbaren Inn, an der Südbahnlinie Kufstein Innsbruck Ala und an der Dampfstraßenbahn Innsbruck H., Sitz eines Bezirksgerichts und eines Revierbergamts,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hall — (h[add]l), n. [OE. halle, hal, AS. heal, heall; akin to D. hal, OS. & OHG. halla, G. halle, Icel. h[ o]ll, and prob. from a root meaning, to hide, conceal, cover. See {Hell}, {Helmet}.] 1. A building or room of considerable size and stateliness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HALL (A.) — HALL ADELAIDE (1904 1993) Le jazz ne fut qu’une flamboyante parenthèse dans sa vie. C’est pour avoir un jour de 1927 rencontré un magicien nommé Duke Ellington et enregistré avec lui deux titres qui comptent parmi les premiers coups d’éclat… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hall — O.E. heall place covered by a roof, spacious roofed residence, temple, law court, from P.Gmc. *khallo to cover, hide (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. halla, Ger. halle, Du. hal, O.N. höll hall; O.E. hell, Goth. halja hell ), from PIE root *kel …   Etymology dictionary

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