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Meaning of GALLERY

Pronunciation:  'galuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (mining) a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
  2. [n]  narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
  3. [n]  a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
  4. [n]  a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose; "shooting gallery"
  5. [n]  a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
  6. [n]  a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
  7. [n]  spectators at a golf or tennis match

GALLERY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: art gallery, drift, heading, picture gallery, veranda, verandah
 See Also: amphitheater, amphitheatre, audience, balcony, choir loft, corridor, lanai, organ loft, passageway, porch, room, salon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gal"ler*y\, n.; pl. {Galleries}. [F. galerie, It.
galleria, fr. LL. galeria gallery, perh. orig., a festal
hall, banquetting hall; cf. OF. galerie a rejoicing, fr.
galer to rejoice. Cf. {Gallant}, a.]
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. (Naut.) 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

5. (Fort.) Any communication which is covered overhead as
   well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a
   defensive gallery.

6. (Mining) A working drift or level.

{Whispering gallery}. See under {Whispering}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. 'attik (Ezek. 41:15, 16), a terrace; a projection; ledge.

(2.) Heb. rahit (Cant. 1:17), translated "rafters," marg. "galleries;" probably panel-work or fretted ceiling.

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