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 for hall
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hall \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,
        used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
        [1913 Webster]
        (a) 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.
            [1913 Webster]
                  Full sooty was her bower and eke her hall.
            Hence, as the entrance from outside was directly into
            the hall:
        (b) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more
            elaborated buildings of later times. Hence:
        (c) Any corridor or passage in a building.
            [1913 Webster]
     3. A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's
        court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion
        house. --Cowell.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. A college in an English university (at Oxford, an
        unendowed college).
        [1913 Webster]
     5. The apartment in which English university students dine in
        common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six
        [1913 Webster]
     6. Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.
        [Obs.] "A hall! a hall!" --B. Jonson.
     Syn: Entry; court; passage. See Vestibule.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "hall":
     Dymaxion house, Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater,
     White House, access, adit, adobe house, agora, air lock,
     amphitheater, approach, arcade, areaway, arena, arena theater,
     assembly hall, athletic field, auditorium, background, bear garden,
     bowl, boxing ring, breezeway, building, bull ring, cabaret, campus,
     canvas, casa, chapel, circle theater, circus, classroom,
     classroom building, cliff dwelling, cloister, club, cockpit,
     coliseum, colonnade, colosseum, concert hall, consulate,
     convention hall, corridor, couloir, country house, country seat,
     course, dacha, dance hall, deanery, dwelling house, edifice,
     embassy, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, erection,
     exhibition hall, fabric, farm, farmhouse, field, floor, forum,
     foyer, gallery, gangplank, gangway, ground, gym, gymnasium,
     hallway, hippodrome, house, houseboat, in, ingress, inlet, intake,
     lake dwelling, lecture hall, lists, little red schoolhouse,
     little theater, living machine, lobby, locale, lodge, loggia,
     manor house, manse, marketplace, mat, means of access,
     meetinghouse, milieu, music hall, night spot, nightclub,
     open forum, opening, opera, opera house, outdoor theater,
     palaestra, parade ground, parsonage, passage, passageway,
     penthouse, pergola, peristyle, pit, place, platform, playhouse,
     precinct, prefabricated house, presidential palace, prize ring,
     public square, purlieu, ranch house, range, rectory, ring, roof,
     scene, scene of action, scenery, school building, schoolhouse,
     setting, showboat, site, skyscraper, sod house, sphere,
     split-level, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set,
     stage setting, structure, terrain, theater, theater-in-the-round,
     theatre, theatron, tilting ground, tiltyard, town house, vestibule,
     vicarage, walk, way, way in, wrestling ring

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., "court"), the open court or
     quadrangle belonging to the high priest's house. In Matt. 26:69
     and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered "palace" in the
     Authorized Version, but correctly "court" in the Revised
     Version. In John 10:1,16 it means a "sheep-fold." In Matt. 27:27
     and Mark 15:16 (A.V., "common hall;" R.V., "palace") it refers
     to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at
     Jerusalem. The "porch" in Matt. 26:71 is the entrance-hall or
     passage leading into the central court, which is open to the

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HALL. A public building used either for the meetings of corporations, 
  courts, or employed to some public uses; as the city hall, the town hall. 
  Formerly this word denoted the chief mansion or habitation. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Hall -- U.S. County in Georgia
     Population (2000):    139277
     Housing Units (2000): 51046
     Land area (2000):     393.658073 sq. miles (1019.569684 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    35.531875 sq. miles (92.027130 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    429.189948 sq. miles (1111.596814 sq. km)
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.296799 N, 83.842959 W
      Hall, GA
      Hall County
      Hall County, GA

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Hall -- U.S. County in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    53534
     Housing Units (2000): 21574
     Land area (2000):     546.396820 sq. miles (1415.161208 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    5.827359 sq. miles (15.092791 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    552.224179 sq. miles (1430.253999 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.894156 N, 98.417732 W
      Hall, NE
      Hall County
      Hall County, NE

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Hall -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    3782
     Housing Units (2000): 1988
     Land area (2000):     903.085082 sq. miles (2338.979526 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.991522 sq. miles (2.568031 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    904.076604 sq. miles (2341.547557 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             34.535342 N, 100.658156 W
      Hall, TX
      Hall County
      Hall County, TX

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