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gallery

gal·ler·y

gallery

 
 
pronunciation:
gae l ri
phrases:
play to the gallery
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part of speech: noun
inflections: galleries
definition 1: a long, narrow room, hallway, or promenade that is covered and open at one or both ends.
The furnishings in the upstairs gallery date from the eighteenth century.
synonyms:
corridor, hall, hallway, passageway
similar words:
ambulatory, arcade, cloister, loggia, promenade
definition 2: a long, balconylike upper floor of a building, esp. as found in a theater, and containing the cheapest seats.
Our seats were high up in the gallery, and the dancers seemed tiny.
synonyms:
balcony
similar words:
loggia
definition 3: a building devoted to the display or sale of art, or the business connected with it.
The painting was hung in a prominent spot in the gallery.This area of town has wonderful galleries, boutiques, and cafes.The gallery refused to exhibit the controversial paintings.
 
synonyms:
salon
similar words:
museum
definition 4: a group of spectators, as at a golf or tennis match.
synonyms:
audience, spectators
similar words:
bleachers, grandstand, house, stands
definition 5: the general public, viewed as having rather unrefined tastes.
synonyms:
hoi polloi, masses, people
similar words:
commoners, crowd, public
definition 6: a room devoted to a particular purpose.
a shooting gallery
synonyms:
hall
similar words:
arcade, facility
definition 7: an underground passageway, as in a mining system.
synonyms:
tunnel
similar words:
adit, crosscut, passage, shaft
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phrase: play to the gallery
derivation: galleried (adj.)
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